Tuesday, 2 February 2016


This morning Andy and I checked the wetland and surrounding fields on a good friend's farm to assess the potential for ringing through dazzling and mist netting waders and wildfowl. There was plenty of water in the wetland and it was doing what it said on the tin as it was very wet!

 Views of the wetland (above and below)

At first it seemed a bit quiet until we inadvertently put up at least 350 - 400 Teal and to say that we were dazzled by the spectacle was an understatement! The only other wildfowl we had were six Mallards and on the wader front just six Snipes and two Lapwings.

 Some of the 400 Teal

The best of the rest were two Stock Doves and a Buzzard mobbed by Crows over the woodland. We will return one dark night for a ringing session and I'll let you know when we do!

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