Sunday, 20 September 2009

A good grabbing day!

Today we started our monthly ringing trips up to Lake Windermere in the Lake District. So Myself, Craig, Ciaran and new trainee ringer John Wright had an early start, as we started at first light trying to catch Meadow Pipits. We climbed up to the highest point of Windermere and were treated with cracking views of the Lake & a very smart sunrise! We also were treated with a handfull of Meadow Pipits - 6.

After packing up we decided to call into the river at Ambleside and managed to trap a new Dipper.

After dinner we decided it was time to call into Bowness on Windermere to try our luck with wildfowl and luck we were in!! The first bird to be caught and processed was another (hand caught, coming to bread!) female Goosander.

Which made John & a crowed of around 50 members of the public.....very happy.

Then onto catching Tufted Ducks - that were also coming to bread!!! Four caught...

Along with two Coot

One retrap + 1 control Black Headed gull.

10 Canada Geese & 1 Mute Swan also ringed.

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