Saturday, 21 April 2012

A fine pair....

Yesterday myself, dad and Tony set of to do a spot of local ringing (well local to them anyway). Pullus was first on the agenda, which didn't go very well! Both the Ravens and Greenfinches had deserted their nests, the blackbirds had flown and both dipper nest were empty (most likely predated)!! We then headed off to a piece of common land which is great for Chats and Wheatears. Only minutes after setting up the spring traps, this 'fine pair' decided to get caught.

After catching them we turned our attention to the Stonechats, where after only a few minutes of paitent waiting, eagle-eyed Tony found a nest with 5 ringable chicks.

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