Friday, 9 July 2010

Sand Martins & Bless Bless!

Whilst I was away last month, Steve & Jenny netted one of the Greater Manchester Sand Martin colonies. They caught 19 new birds & just as they were about to take the nets down, they controlled two birds on the last net round! Tonight we decided to have another go, but it seems the birds have moved to another colony on the site. A disappointing 1 new bird & 1 recap tonight!

Well the rings & gear have been packed away, data entered onto IPMR & a monthly submission file sent onto the BTO. Tomorrow I'm fleeing the country, heading back to Iceland for 4 weeks & having some familiar faces off this blog accompanying me! We're having a follow up visit to Flatey Island to ring pulli waders, seabirds & terns, as well as floating the boats & touring northern Iceland to roundup Whooper Swans!

Bless Bless (Good bye!)

1 comment:

  1. Have a cracking trip Kane and I look forward to hearing all about it from you and Craig on your return. make sure you take plenty of photographs and ring plenty of birds.