Wednesday, 25 August 2010


It's good to be back home and out ringing so soon after landing back from Romania last night! This evening along with Steve, Jenny & Justin Garner from the South Manchester RG we planned to target a Swallow roost at the local reedbed. We arrived at 19:45 & soon had the nets up. The roost built to around 150-200 birds as they quickly descended into the reeds. Not long after, a net round bagged 76 Swallows, 1 Sand Martin, 1 Wren & 1 Willow Warbler!

Steve has had several attempts at this roost over the last 2 weeks & now has caught over 230 new birds, recapped 2 (from previous years) & controlled 1. Depending on the weather hopefully we can have another go at the roost later in the week.

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