Saturday, 16 November 2013

Incoming Redshank

Yesterday morning Brenda Cook and I had a go at mist-netting waders on the coast south of Aberystwyth. At high tide, just on dawn, we managed to catch nine birds including 3 Curlew, 4 Turnstone and 2 Redshank. Amazingly both Redshank and one of the Turnstones were controls and judging by the wear on the rings of the Redshank they have both been kicking around for a few years. One of the Redshank was also colour-ringed so Cardiff Bay seems a likely origin. I will post details when they are available.


  1. That's superb! 644 new waders ringed this year! 1000 before the year's out?

  2. Depends a bit on the weather! Hoping we'll get a good few more Woodcock and Golden Plover ringed before the year end so who knows?


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