Tuesday, 19 November 2013

The widow-maker gets christened!

After a week's reconaissance in Dublin, the Exeter catch team set nets this morning, the first at an inter-tidal location (narrowly missed the opportunity and Arenaria interpres got in the way!) and the second on a golf course in Dublin. The latter resulted in a catch of ca. 20 birds - hopefully the team can send an update which is more accurate with pics!
It's turned cold and, at this stage, not too many Brent are on grass in Dublin.

The subject line refers to our pet name for an extraordinarily large cannon-net which is brand new and was fired successfully today. The first of many successful firings we hope!

This coming weekend there will be some posters and talks on Brent at the 6th Irish Ornithological Meeting at University College Cork.