Posted on the blog of Oystercatcher enthusiast and one of the latest recruits to our ring-reading army, Clare Scott.
In other news, we’ve been flat out radio-tracking and ring-reading in Dublin since the catches, so apologies that I’m a wee bit slow getting back to folk with the histories of the birds they’ve read. Keep ‘em coming – I will get through the backlog.
Who knew how hard it would be to keep up with eleven radio-tagged waders? Note to self: get satellite tags next time! We’re doing OK though (despite one of the Redshanks giving us the run-around), and will be able to generate some solid science off the back of this. Only managed a handful of ring-reads today at Bull Island: a few of the Sandymount-ringed barwits from last week and two of the Bull Island-ringed Redshanks.