Thursday, 17 April 2014

BTO Birdtrack helps us to target our ringing..

The passage of Wheatear started at Mwnt, a headland on the coast of south Ceredigion, a couple of weeks ago. Then migration seemed to grind to a halt but suddenly picked up again in the last few days. Our observations completely fit in with that on BTO Birdtrack where volunteers' counts add up to build a complete picture of migration, movements and distribution of birds.
With anticipation we headed for Mwnt today. There only four birds around the headland but we managed to catch and ring three of these handsome birds before they continue on their migration north.
With thanks to the National Trust for giving us permission to ring and record birds at this beautiful location.

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