Saturday saw CJ, Billy Whizz and TT down the bay ending with a reasonable haul of about 30 birds which included another foreign control in the form of a French ringed Sedge Warbler; could be from France, could even be from West Africa... Time will tell.
And the boy got another hirundine tick, this time a lady Swallow that wasn't looking where she was going...
Meanwhile Vaf and Facey headed to Cadaxton for some PhD based ringing;
sadly no controls but all bar two of the dozen birds caught were
Saturday afternoon comprised ringing some chickies with ASBO Howells, including four Bullfinch pulli.
evening saw Facey, Dr V and TT heading to the stables with the
intention of recruiting more blackbirds to the project. An hour later
one more blabi had joined the project with another bouncing... a
welcome by-catch was three starlings. They also watched a Great Spotted
Woodpecker 'inspecting' one of our new nest boxes.
Sunday, being a traditional rest saw Pastor Maldonado win the Spanish Grand Prix, Man City snatch the Premiership title in injury time, and the Swans stuff Liverpool to finish a magnificent 11th. Two broods were ringed.