Sunday, 10 April 2011

Greenland Wheatears...

Another early trip to Mwnt;-
The first Wheatears to be trapped this morning...!! What measurements...!!
Males with wings of 107mm (both) and weights of 30.9g and 27.6g.
The 4th Wheatear of the morning, a female Northern brought us back to Wales, a wing of only 92 mm and a weight of 21.7g. The Greenland Wheatears being an incredible, almost 50% bigger !!.

This morning we also ringed more Linnets, it will be nice in time, to study these birds presumably a mix of local population and passage, no retraps yet.

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