Huw, Ian and Me had another session rinigng at the Swallow roost last night. The numbers of birds coming in to roost had reduced to about 2,000, but we still mnaged to ring 40 and we also controlled a bird. This brings our Swallow totals to 562 ringed for the year, plus 14 controls. It will be interesting to see where the 14 controls are from.
The forecast is looking good for some coastal ringing tomorrow morning and there might be a decent vis movement but unfortunately yours truly probably has a site visit in the morning. What is even more annoying is that tomorrow looks like the only chance for some mist netting at the obs for a week!
Hopefully I'll have some Barn Owls to talk about next time.
Tufted Duck - (Aythya fuligula) - Photographed at the northern Cannop Ponds, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, UK. *Please can you sign this petition to stop the proposed M4 over the Gwent ...
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