Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Brenda misses a duck!

Last night Jane, Dave Reed and I were joined by Brenda Cook for another quick exploitation of the perfect lamping conditions at present. Brenda, who visits Ceredigion regularly, was keen to get some more demonstration on lamping technique so that she can try her hand at catching Woodcock and Snipe later this winter. There wasn't a lot around last night as the tide was so high there was nowhere for the birds to sit! It also hammered it down just as the tide turned so we all got absolutely soaked.

In a rare move I briefly relinquished charge of the net and in a new pairing, Dave and Brenda (with Brenda on the net) bagged a Ringed Plover (Brenda's first dazzled bird) quickly followed by another Ringed Plover and a Dunlin. With three birds caught on her first attempt I suspect dazzling may have a new disciple! Total catch was 8 Dunlin, 5 Ringed Plover (including one re-trap from 15th), 1 Sanderling and an Oystercatcher.

A smelly young Oyk (.......and Brenda!)

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