Sunday, 4 March 2012

A great start and a Mealy frustrating finish!!!

Myself and Tony met at one of our ringing sites in Caersws early (05:30) this morning, in an attempt to catch the Snipe coming in to roost from their night time feeding grounds. Despite there being several birds coming to roost, we only managed to catch 2, but as one of them was a Jack, we couldn't really complain!

We then headed off to the Flash in Welshpool, to try and catch some more of the ever increasing flock of Redpolls. We managed to catch another 20 (+ 1 control) Lesser Redpolls, but this catch was overshadowed when we watched a very pale Mealy Redpoll bounce out of the net, ARGHHH!! Maybe next time?!?

(1 of the many Lessers at the site)

Other birds caught included 1 Dunnock, 1 Goldfinch and these 2 little beauties.

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