Friday, 1 March 2013

Wader/Tern Recoveries and Controls

Possibly a little radiation is no bad thing? See below

These were reported to the group last year.
SPECIE                  RINGED                     REC/CONTROL                 YEARS
Ringed Plover        Annan Scotland           Bardsea Cumbria                     8
Oystercatcher         Sellafield Cumbria      Seascale Cumbria                   18
Ringed Plover        Betenti Senegal           Bardsea Cumbria                     8
Bar-tailed               Allonby Cumbria        Wainfleet Lincolnshire            10
L B B Gull             Pitsea Essex                 Barrow Cumbria                      2
Little Tern              Foulney Cumbria        Rue Pt . Isle of Man                 2
Artic Tern              Foulney Cumbria        Foulney Cumbria                      4
Artic Tern              Rhosneigr Wales        Foulney Cumbria                      14
Artic Tern             Foulney Cumbria         Gambia                                     53 days

Non-Stick Mist Net Pole Joint.

The first connecton between the pole that is pushed into the ground and the next standard pole often sticks because I tend to push one in to the ground with the other. The plain end rides over the swaged end. My solution is simply to hacksaw 6 mm off the plain end of a standard pole and push it onto the swaged taper. It is not advisable to do this with the remaining poles as they will slip out when raising the net. If on occasion you need to temporarily lower a net the fact that this lower joint comes apart easily is of some advantage. I hope this stops people having to lower their back seats in order to transport their poles.
Ken Hindmarch