Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Llanrhidian

Two more Green Sandpipers were netted in the first hour of light today before the rain arrived.
juvenile (nice and fresh!)
adult (in wing moult)
Also an adult male Kingfisher [KF] ringed at Oxwich on the 9th of this month appeared in the same net as the Sandpipers, providing an interesting local movement, the bird having gained almost 4 grams in the intervening period, so must have had some successful fishing. The map below shows this and the only other control for the new Llanrhidian to date, a Reed Warbler [RW] ringed at Kenfig NNR.

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