Monday, 4 January 2010

Askam - Twite Catches in 2009

Present : JS , KH and JAF.

There were 62 new birds ringed with 30 re-traps and 1 control from Heysham. 7 of the re-traps had not been caught since 2007 and a further 5 had not been caught since spring 2008. The bird which holds a longevity record has not returned so far this winter.

Jack is ready to process a batch of birds (you can see the whoosh net in the background)

Jack's van is an ideal field station

A nice male Twite with bright pink rump

Up to 200 of these curry-coloured little birds inhabit Askam salt marsh through the winter

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