It was just Ian and I last night for our biggest catch of Swallows for the year so far. It was a glorious evening with calm conditions, ideal for mist netting at a roost. About 3,500 Swallows were roosting and we ringed 95 with three controls. In addition to the Swallows we ringed two Sedge Warblers and a Reed Warbler. Incidentally we have ringed 443 Swallows so far at the roost this autumn and it's fingers crossed that it lasts a little while longer.
It's an early start for me tomorrow morning for my first ringing session for the autumn at the obs. I'll let you know how I get on.
Another dark day - Other than about 30 minutes of brightness around 1400 hrs the rest of the day was dark and wet so a quick check on the water at Ogden was like night time b...
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