A bit of birding and a bit of ringing in and around everyones favourite holiday destination..... Weymouth!
Sunday, 9 January 2011
Just two to go!
Had a pretty successful morning at Radipole Lake this morning with the Radipole ringing group (well.. Terry and Derek). Before this morning we needed to ring 9 more Tufted Duck to get to the 300 mark. After this mornings ringing we now need just 2!! Derek concentrated on catching the tufties using the 'get your arms very wet' technique. Whilst I chipped in with a single Tufted duck, 3 Coot and a Black headed Gull. It was very interesting to see a lot of 'new' Tufted Duck around, obviously displaced from somewhere by something.
Coots were all colour ringed as normal using a white ring with a green two letter code. Coots are feisty birds and this one was no exception!
And finally here's the Black headed Gull. Notice the blue sky, haven't seen that for a while!