Monday, 1 July 2013

Falcon Fantastic!

At the moment I'm madly dashing around trying to ring various raptor pulli as part of our Welsh Kite Trust wider raptor studies. Yesterday, Jane and I scored a Falcon hat-trick. First was a brood of six Kestrels in one of my Chough nestboxes on the coast near Aberystwyth.

Next we ringed a brood of two Merlins in the hills above Tregaron.

Photo taken last week when I originally found the nest but the chicks were too small to ring.

Finally, after checking a couple of failed Merlin and Kestrel nests,  we finished by ringing two out of a brood of three Peregrines near Plynlimon, the first brood to be raised here for many years (the eldest chick was out of the nest already)  - no pics available though I'm afraid.

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