Sunday, 11 November 2012

I went wader ringing this evening with members of the (Swale Wader Group).We met at Harty (Isles of Sheppey),at 1800,three hours before high tide.The weather was nice and calm,with a clearing sky.

We had a nice variety of birds,but the re traps proved to be more of interest.

Teal  (1) young female.
Grey Plover  (2) and (1) re trap,ringed in 1990.
Knot  (1)
Dunlin (43) mostly adults and (2) re traps,one recent and the other from November 2008.
Bar-tailed Godwit  (7) and (2) re traps,one ringed five years ago and the other eight.
Curlew  (4) and (1) re trap,ringed in October 2003.
Redshank  (5) and one re trap from October 2010.

Thanks to Rodney Smith for a well organized session,spent in good company.  

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