Sunday, 25 August 2013

Picnic at Ynyslas

Well not quite a full picnic, but I'll settle for a couple of sarnies. With the tides dropping quickly, myself, Tony and Jane (with some much appreciated help from Dave and Sue Reed) headed down to Ynylas to try and mist net Terns and Waders on the rising tide. Despite weather conditions being perfect, the tide never really got high enough. But with the 5 nets set up, and the combination of a bit of dazzling we managed to catch a respectable 2 Sandwich Terns, 1 Common Tern, 3 (+1) Ringed Plover and 33 Dunlin.

Another bird ringed this evening, was a juvenile Mediterranean Gull. It was trapped the night before, but on closer inspection it had a small laceration on the lower right side of its chest. After some precise stitching from 'vet Cross', and some overnight observation from Jane, we decided it was well enough to be released back in to the wild.

A welcome addition to the Mid Wales Ringers Group.

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