Wednesday, 28 March 2012

It's not all about geese

Last weekend part of the IBGRG catching group, ringers and the newly converted Highland Brent Team ascended on western Clare for some wader action. It pays to maintain familiarity with lesser species but nonetheless impressive migrants.
Catches of Oystercatcher, Turnstone, Sanderling effectively rounded up about every bird that was on the beach - the plan expertly executed by Brian, Kerry, Ron and Simon and a jolly good time was had by all.
The blog here would be a very good spot to post some of the video and still pictures taken from the day. I, in particular, would like to see the picture of BE falling in the maggoty weed. Nice.
We were trying to recover geolocators from Purple Sandpipers but nobody told them about the catching party and they failed to show. So we made the best of a bad job.

This is not a Brent Goose

1 comment:

  1. Amazing weekend, blighted only by the lack of Purps at Quilty. Presumably they were all vacationing on Mutton Island or have already headed for more northern climes. A big thank you again to all involved for a memorable weekend made all the more special by the epic fall of BE into the maggotty weed on Quilty beach as he sprinted for the net...priceless footage which will hopefully surface once William has negotiated rights with You Tube.