Monday, 10 June 2013

Stormies to colour-ringing Chough

No CES this week-end, BUT variety was on offer !
Nightime ringing involved Karen going with Paddy to to radio tag Nightjars, whilst I was encouraged to try a very early Storm Petrel catch by Adrian and Steve. On this early date for non-breeders we considered one bird a success.

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)

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