Saturday, 24 August 2013

Teifi marsh waders

With numbers of waders increasing at various locations around the marsh and a very high tide just after dark it was perfect conditions to attempt to catch some to ring. Earlier in the week a Greenshank and a Snipe were ringed and last night a Curlew and a Snipe.
The mystery tail in the last blog belonged to the juvenile Snipe.
The Curlew was an adult in moult. In the wing a mixture of new, growing and old primaries can be seen.
When mist netting at dusk bats do sometimes find their way into the net. Usually on the Teifi these are Long-eared Bats but last night this Daubenten's Bat was caught and quickly released unharmed.

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