Wednesday, 4 January 2012

A year to remember...a new year to begin....

Last January the BTO registered us as the Teifi RG, now one year old, what have we achieved?
Too much to write....Too much to say....
This Chestnut-sided Warbler - a highlight from hundreds for four of the group who went to Long Point Bird Observatory in Canada.
Karen and Andy joined as new trainees, helping to ensure the summer, including CES ran smoothly.
In our first year as a group, we have ringed 3443 new birds of 76 species. Not including our ventures to Portland Bird Observatory twice, and visits to four Pembrokeshire islands where we ringed hundreds of pulli and adult seabirds.
We have gained new friends that have helped us develop;-
Mick Townsend from Stanford RG, my trainer of 30 years ago, who we met up with in Canada and who visited our CES. Richard Charles who ventured south from Lancashire to ring with us during the summer, and is joining us for 3 weeks ringing in Uganda starting next week. Olly Fox from Wiltshire, who on his second visit this year mastered the capture and ringing of Woodcock!

The end of our first year, our second is underway......

Thanks to all who have helped us progress this far, from ringers and groups, to land owners and grant providers.
We thank you all... and hope to see you in 2012.

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