Friday, 16 September 2011


This little fat chap ! I retrapped 07:30 yesterday morning - 15 September.
He was ringed as a juvenile on the 13th August in the Mallard Run, by our guest at the time Richard Charles, with a fat score of 0, and a weight of 10.2g.
Yesterday (15/9), he had a fat score of 6.5 and a weight of 16.2g....and felt fat too!!
I must check, but it is rare for us to catch birds putting fat down whilst with us, we are very much a site for passage migrants, not a place for major refuelling........Was our recent poor weather the cause of his delay to move on?

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