Monday 28 September 2015

Wader Ringing 25/9/15

Had a great session with the WWRG (wash wader ringing group) friday night, my first go at mist netting for waders through the night.

Good experience, very tiring and very exciting. We set the nets up around midnight and caught a few redshank in the early hours but it wasn't until an hour before high tide (around 4am!) that it really produced in numbers, extracting in darkness with nothing but the moonlight was a real challenge.


Taking Bio's on Knot

Knot release

Wing measuring Dunlin 

Walking on and off the marsh was fun too! good job we put some markers out during daylight.

Ringing Totals:

Redshank 50
Knot 10
Dunlin 17

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