-A quick update on our recent ringing activities…..
We’ve had a few days off from ringing during the festive period, but with only a few days left of the year – we’re now back out catching & ringing.
Over the last few days we’ve made trips to Lake Windermere, Southport Marine Lake & Crompton Lodges – mainly ringing wildfowl and gulls.
At Windermere we caught 14 Black Headed Gull & 1 control (above). Plus a new species to be ringed at Windermere – a Common Gull!
Meanwhile today at Southport the thaw seems to have set in (at last!) and we continued with the good run of Coots, catching 30 new birds & recapping 2. Whilst Ciaran concentrated on catching Tufted Duck (9 caught), I also caught & darvic’d 10 Mute Swan for the North West Swan Study.
Finally - during two days at Crompton Lodges we caught 31 new Coot & recapped 5, which had colour rings fitted…
Thanks to Ciaran, Craig, Sam Bayley & Callum Hatsell for their help during the last few days…..