Last winter myself and Tony acquired permission from the landowner and C.C.W, to trap and ring birds at The Flash in Welshpool, with the main target being Snipe (and Jack Snipe). In the 3 visits we managed before the weather turned against us (and the birds) we managed to catch 23 Common Snipe and 2 Jack Snipe (and a handful of common species)!
(Jack Snipe 06/11/10)
This winter there seems to be very few Snipe about (anywhere), so we turned our attentions to catching Redpolls and Rails as there seems to be a good number of both species. So far, in 2 visits we've managed to catch 15 Lesser Redpolls and 1 Water Rail.
(adult male Lesser Redpoll)
(adult female Water Rail)