Although most of our inland wader ringing is carried out during the winter months, the breeding season can be rewarding too!
Our usual river site in Caersws hasn't been that productive this year, so I headed down to our other main stretch of river in Glasbury where we also manage to trap and ring a few waders each year.
Despite it being the middle of the day, and only being armed with a 20' and a 30' net the catching was very good. After only a few hours I'd managed to trap and ring 13 waders: 11 Common Sandpipers, 1 Green Sandpiper and 1 Little Ringed Plover. Not satisfied with that, I headed back down there in the evening with the help of local trainee ringer Andy King. We managed to add another 2 Common Sandpipers and 2 Little Ringed Plovers to the day's catch. 17 waders anywhere is a great days catch, let alone inland!!