Wednesday 22 January 2014

Field faithful wintering Woodcock

The first bird on our  wander with the lamp tonight, this lovely adult Woodcock ring number EX94482. Weighing in at 390g our heaviest of the season so far.
EX94482 was ringed on the 4th March 2013 and retrapped tonight - just 80m from the original site of capture and ringing.
How do we know this ?
We use a GPS device to record our path and all our captures. The red line is drawn between the original ringing location in red of  EX94882 and the recapture site in yellow.
This is the 17th Woodcock we have recaptured and we do have two recoveries, from Russia and Norway.
Three new Woodcock caught this evening and a couple of Meadow Pipits too.

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