Sunday, 5 September 2010

Ringing Round-up

A quick update on the ringing this week.

Along with Steve we've had two more attempts at the Swallow roost at the Worsley reed bed. 55 & 70 new birds caught along with 5 Sand Martin, 1 Willow Warbler & 1 Reed Warbler. With 125 new birds this week, this now pushes our annual Swallow total to over 400. Hopefully we'll be having another go next week - however the weather for the week ahead is not looking too good!

I've had two outings to catch Coot - One with Peter Alker at Pennington Flash County Park in Leigh & the other with Ciaran at Redesmere Lake in Macclesfield - catching 15 birds this week. With these totals, this now brings us up to 200 new Coot ringed this year! It would be nice to double this total & now that our large batch of G rings have arrived - there's no stopping us!

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