I received today two ringing returns . Both were Oystercatchers ringed as pulli on Foulney last summer. A total of 10 were ringed and as we all know the first year of life is the critical one for survival. I assume they were found as part of a beach survey this winter looking for dead "Oinks". Last winter was one of the worst and I will be looking with interest to see how birds survived on the bay.