This morning Andy, Ian and Me made our first attempt at catching and fitting leg flags to Turnstones in 2015. The conditions were right in as much as there was a high morning tide and it has been quite cold of late. Only three Turnstones came in range of the whoosh net and we managed to catch two of them. So another two Turnstones are now carrying leg flags and we look forward to hopefully numerous re-sightings of them.
I didn't really have time to have a look on the lakes as most of the time was spent in the car waiting for Turnstones. However, I could see there was a small group of Tufted Ducks with a pair of Red-breasted Mergansers and a lone Whooper Swan flew south.
Fingers crossed for some decent weather this weekend so I can get out birding!
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