Monday 24 October 2011

Rock Pipits at Ceibwr

Our usual spring trapping site in the Teifi estuary was being battered by high winds yesterday so we tried a sheltered bay just down the coast.
A reasonable number of Pipits and Pied wagtails were feeding around the piles of seaweed. Despite plenty of insects and a tide that was really too low, some Rock Pipits and Meadow Pipits were tempted by our waxworm bait.
The Rock Pipits showed none of the Scandinavian features of those we were catching last Autumn. This site is going to be a good alternative when strong winds from the south stop us doing anything else. Still 40mph gusts today but with heavy rain as well, even spring trapping isnt appealing!

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