Ringing took place at three group sites in May, recording the breeding season in full swing.
The month's oldest ring was on a Wraysbury Whitethroat from July 2018 and it was good to see Lesser Whitethroat and Song Thrush from 2019 again.
The Kestrel was aged 5 and a single replaced blue/grey tail feather enabled sexing as a male. Note that bluish head feathers would have been a strong criterion on their own.
Away from the CES we tried a 3D-printed Cuckoo decoy but no birds were yet present.
Towards the end of May, Minet recorded Blackcap, Chiffchaff and Whitethroat along with regular residents.
Bedfont also added a session on 29th catching returning Reed Warblers (2021 being the oldest ring).
The Blue and Great Tits had a good start at Woolley Firs and clutch size was typical for the site. For nest-recording, four visits took place giving a good picture of breeding at the site.