Sunday, 12 September 2010

Mingling with the crowds at Windermere.

Quick post tonight as I'm tired & need my bed!

Out today with Craigster & Cia up at Lake Windermere catching gulls/wildfowl in front of hundreds of tourists! Fantastic day for promoting bird ringing, it was nice to get away from the ringing for a short while & talk to people from countries all over the world! People from Japan, Canada, South Africa & Australia - came over for a chat & a closer look at the birds!

36 new birds

Black Headed Gull - 5
Lesser Black Backed Gull - 1
Canada Goose - 14
Mute Swan -7
Saving the best species till last
COOT - 9
After leaving Craig & Ciaran - I headed down to Worlsey to meet Steve at the Swallow roost - 34 new Swallow & 3 Sand Martin ringed. Bringing the annual Swallow total to 608 (568 full grown & 40 pulli).

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