Sunday, 25 January 2015

Wandering colour ringed Reed Bunting

Our Reed Bunting colour ringing project stepped up a gear today.
While following a large flock of Golden Plover and Lapwings over fields on the north side of the Teifi estuary we ventured along a bridleway near Cardigan golf course, rarely visited. The familiar sound of a Reed Bunting was heard from a hedge along a  turnip field. It was quite a surprise to see that it was a bird with colour rings.
It was a female that we had colour ringed last May at the first CES of the year on the Teifi Marsh.
A movement of 4km to good arable fields where Skylark were feeding too.
We spotted a flock of Reed Buntings a few weeks ago on the new South Ceredigion section of the coast path across Cardigan Island farm park. We need to increase our farmland wanderings to see if we can locate some more.

The regular photographers on the reserve are already sighting birds for us. Thanks to Colin Dalton for this one spotted near the main car park for the Wildlife Centre.

If you are lucky enough to spot one of our birds please send details via the contact form on this blog.

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