An evening of data entry instead of venturing onto squelchy saturated fields means we can look at some end of year totals.
Richard ended the year by ringing 5 Woodcock on our Boncath sheep pasture last night along with 2 Meadow Pipits. Over the Christmas period 12 have been ringed, mostly in very wet and windy conditions.
An adult Woodcock ringed, measured and ready for release on the 30th December ....
This has not been our best year for catching Woodcock but we did catch a total of 58 with 50 new birds ringed. One was a foreign recovery. This was an adult Woodcock ringed by us in January this year at our Boncath site
on the lower slopes of Frenni Fawr , shot in Russia in April, 86 days
The location that it was shot was in the Kirishi area of the Leningrad region, 2,430 km from West Wales.