Monday 18 November 2013

Long Weekend

Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday 8th - 12th November was a very busy time for the Group, especially as our first cannon-net catch of the winter took place. Friday evening was our wader night, although not that successful did result in three birds, a Common and a Jack Snipe and one Curlew. The Sunday morning catch included, Black-tailed Godwits and Wigeon followed on the Tuesday with many passarines, a Sparrowhawk and a Kingfisher. Over the whole period 72 birds were caught and processed.
What a pair:Jack Snipe and Common Snipe (Photo Mike Tyler)

A hive of activity processing the cannon-net catch (Photo Adrian Bayley)

Come on Catharine it will not bite! (Photo Adrian Bayley)

Peter giving this bird a though check (Photo Adrian Bayley)

A lovely Grey Wagtail (Photo Adrian Bayley)