Sunday, 22 January 2017

A new hide for Mallard...

Spring migrants arriving soon...and a new hide for Mallard Pond. The hide acts as a focal point for visitors whether we ring and process nearby or in the hide eg with Swallows. The photo below was taken on Saturday with the pond and reedbed frozen ...!

We first ringed at Mallard in 2009 :-
53 Sedge Warblers, 31 Reed Warblers and 90 Swallows were some of our species totals that year.
In 2010 we processed nearly 700 acros and caught 2 Aquatic Warblers..!
We have now processed c7500 birds at Mallard where we we still specialise in acro warblers and in Spring, White Wagtails. We have a Reed Warbler RAS and a colour-ringing Reed Bunting RAS based here too.
Please use the search to look in previous posts for further information and recoveries.

For those who don't know our site, another photo from a frosty Saturday showing Kingfisher Pond which is the focus and centre of our 14 net CES site.

A reminder to all TRG members,
The AGM is to be held on Wednesday 1st February...hosted by Chris in St. Dogmael's.

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