Monday, 12 February 2018

And This Illustrates The Last Point of Getting Old Rings Replaced...

As said at the end of the last post, we were particularly delighted to catch three of the birds which had been ringed way back in 2006/2007.
One of these, ZHWW, had a mate, PFBY, ringed at Dundrum a couple of years ago, and they had an unringed juvenile this season. Both adults were caught, and the rings on both marked birds were replaced.
David Nixon, one of our ringing group who was involved with processing the catches both days, took this photo today of these birds with their new "bling", out on the mudflats within yards of where they were caught:

So ZHWW (now CVNW) and PFBY (now HJNW) now proudly present their daughter, ADNW!! May former ZHWW, which was originally ringed as an adult, so of unknown age, survive to provide data for the project for many years to come!!

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