No CES this week-end, BUT variety was on offer !
A bird with no wear, typical of a non breeding 2-4 year old. More on stormies as the season progresses....
Day-time ringing has involved a few sessions on the Preseli hills with Paddy in his Wheatear RAS plot, slow going but colour-ringing for the long term study.
Time to venture south and meet up with Bob, Paul and Paddy to colour-ring Chough, part of an ongoing long term project, with an 18 year old adult male at one site !!
The first Pied Flycatcher pulli ringed this week-end. This year will be the first time that we will ring Pied Fly's at two nest box schemes in north Pembs.
Dawn and I re-trapped a couple of returning adult Reed Warblers on the marsh, one ringed as a juvenile in September 2010, nice to think she was from a late local brood rather than a migrant...
Back to CES this week-end and a visit from the Ceredigion Bird Group to see ringing in action.
(photos Adrian and Janet)