Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Successful Swift ringing

On Monday evening we visited The Emplins, Gamlingay, Cambridgeshire to ring the Swift pulli. Martin and Keith went into the lofts and ringed 28 pulli. 5 other pulli were seen but not able to be reached. They also ringed 4 adults and retrapped an adult ringed in a previous year.

Some pulli were small, but others were almost ready to fly.

Outside Mike, Katie and I put up a net in the garden and ringed 4 more adults, plus retrapping a bird that had been ringed in 2008 (and was also retrapped on 23rd June this year).

Ringing in the lofts is hot and dusty work - possibly more akin to caving than normal ringing as the photo of Martin suggests.

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