Sunday 20 May 2012

Greenland Wheatears can't resist our worms!

The passage of Greenland Wheatears seems to be slowing now but we took the spring traps to Patch (Teifi estuary) to catch those that were around the rocks on the last two mornings.
Yesterday, a 100% catch rate ( albeit only 3 /3 ) and today 1 out of only 2 Wheatear seen. That was a female Greenland with a fat score of 4 and weighing 40.3g so well prepared for the next leg of its long migration.

There were a few waders about including Dunlin, Ringed Plover, Sanderling and Whimbrel so it is a good spot to do some birdwatching while waiting.
Meanwhile Richard, who is still in Canada, caught a very special wader this week - a Least Sandpiper weighing only 19.7g! 

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