Monday, 1 April 2013

A late run

Headed down to Ynyslas with Jane last night to try for a few more Golden Plovers now that the moon is down for the early part of the night. It was surprising to see just how dry and burnt-off the fields are by this relentless easterly wind. Even so I was a amazed at the number of Woodcock present and managed to catch 5 out of the 10 or so seen (have never ringed one in April before - it was after midnight!). Also caught and colour-ringed 10 Golden Plovers, 2 of which were in near complete summer plumage. Icing on the cake was this lovely pair of Jacks (and it might have been 4 Jacks if it wasn't for the noise of the icing on the puddles!)

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