Friday 29 April 2016

Lovely Linnets....our next RAS ?

Following some great planning and long term feeding by Chris, we captured 89 Linnets in recent sessions at Mwnt, with 9 retraps.

Today we captured 43, including 5 retraps. Nice to catch a female Stonechat too.

Chris's Whoosh nets, with which he caught many Twite and Brambling in NE Scotland, have proved ideal for our Mwnt Linnets.  A great training exercise for Group members, as is the use of Spring Traps we use for Wheatears, Stonechats and Pipits.

Extracting Linnets from the net placed on the hillside below the Gorse.

Ringing at Mwnt, from the comfort of the back of Chris's 4WD this morning...

We hope to be back on the Teifi Marsh tomorrow at Mallard, with CES to follow when the weather allows.

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