Thursday, 25 August 2011

A (Red)start to the Morning

Yes an incredibly corny and terrible post title but it’s the best we could do on such little sleep.

The bay has been a productive little site recently with around 60 birds caught earlier in the week, with another good session this morning. Numbers weren’t quiet as high but we did catch three Common Redstarts.

Getting one is enough to raise a “Sweet!” from a Cardiff Ringer, but three in one morning gets a “Golly Gosh!” or possibly a phrase ending in “me”.

To put today’s catch into perspective, it increases the Bay’s REDST total by 50%; between 2006 and 2010 we only caught 6 Common Redstarts at the Bay. Half of those were in 2010!

Carrying on the tradition of the last few posts, we don’t have a picture…

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