Saturday, 26 February 2011

Ringing with SCAN Feb 11

 Managed to get out with SCAN a couple of times during Feb.  Firstly during very poor weather at Bangor catching a few Shellduck, Wigeon and Redshank then at the end of the month in much better weather catching around 70 Redshank, 60 Dunlin including a few retraps.

First catch of around 70 birds just at the point of the net closing, see guns still smoking on the right.  The birds soon resettled after 10 mins and another batch were trapped in the other net.

Meds moving in Feb 11.

There's double figure Med Gulls already being reported from Kinmel Bay 2, Pensarn 3, Glan Conwy 1, and Beddmennarch Bay 3 and probably many more out there.  A good early movement but gull numbers have increased hugely with Commons, Herring and LBBG all on the up.  This bird was at Pentre Mawr Park, Abergele.  Also 400+ GCGrebe offshore from Pensarn. 

Probably the same bird still present in Abergele 05.03.11 on the playing field near threeways garage on faenol avenue.