Our first Yellow Wagtail, caught coming to the reed-bed roost with Pied Wagtails. We have seen and heard them here before, but this was a nice surprise ! I had just set up a poolside two-shelf net and the first party of wagtails arrived...
Wendy and I are off to Falsterbo on Thursday, representing Skokholm Bird Obs, interesting to note in their log for yesterday...2410 Yellow Wagtails through....!
Yesterday for us, a visit to the Mallard and Pentood nets joined by our new trainee, Ryan and Alastair Wilson. He has been ringing with us between working with seabirds on Skomer, and off
soon on his second spell in the south Atlantic - with seabirds of course
Dawn, Wendy, and Alastair ringing here at the last CES.
On Wednesday we plan to do our final CES, which contains more scrub than the Mallard Run nets, following today's weather perhaps a goodie to finish the CES season..?
A Wryneck was caught during CES 12 in 2012...after I had gone to work!!