A change from the Teifi!
A couple of us went over to the Severn Estuary to help catch some Curlew for a colour ringing project.
We had travelled up the day before to help set up the cannon net at this site. Being my first experience at this method of catching it proved to be a worthwhile and educational few hours. Thanks to all the team.
Have a look at the Cardiff Ringers blog, cardiffringers.blogspot.com. for some nice pictures and description of our morning.
A ringing trip away has to include some birding too so we tried to find the Spotted sandpiper at Lydney without success but better luck at Goldcliff lagoons, Newport on the way home where the American Golden Plover flew over calling. Also 8 Ruff, 3 Spotted Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 4 Avocet and a Yellow Wagtail.