Yesterday, Facey made a quick dash across the border to into Gwentishshire to assist Dr V with a ringing demo at Magor Marsh for the Gwent Wildlife Trust (there almost as good as the WTSWW)
The nets remained worryingly empty on the run up to the start of the demo. But in the end the Gods of Ringing provided a good variety of species to show the assembled punters; Cetti's, Reed, and Willow Warbler, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, and Robin.
|Dr V talks to the assembled muggles|
The day didn't stop there and the evening saw Dr V and Facey trying their luck with House Martins; best described as a work in progress. Two swallows and four house martins later they retired four a couple of well earned pints and a much welcomed curry.
|Almost as cute as a Swallow|
One aspect of HOUMA's that people don't often appreciate
is how fluffy their feet and legs are. Anyone know why?
|Another aspect is their parasites... Flat flies are possibly |
among the ugliest creatures to crawl or fly or in fact breath.