We have just released the preliminary results of the CES (Constant Effort Sites) Scheme for 2009. A quick summary of the results are now online on the CES pages or can be downloaded as a pdf here.
It really was an amazing year, with lots of sites catching their highest ever number of juvenile birds. Of the core 25 species we monitor, 15 had productivity higher than the long-term average which is great news! The only species perhaps not doing so well were Blackbird (lack of access to food during a dry summer?) and Sedge Warbler. Full details are all online now, so do have a look!