Last weekend was a weekend made for hand catching. Cold weather and hungry birds made for a great couple of days' catching. In total 48 new Coots were ringed along with 17 Black-headed gulls, a Tufted Duck and a Canada Goose for good measure!
Of the 17 Black-headed gulls two were particularly special in that one was a Lithuanian control and the other was a Norwegian control - nice catches Ciaran!
I tried my hand at catching a Tuftie but again ended up with an empty hand and a purple arm! One day...
|Kane did manage to catch this little beaut though - just to show us how it's done!|
Another highlight was this Common gull caught in Manchester that left quite the impression on my finger :(
|Common gulls and fingers don't mix - lesson learned!|
Another great weekend with great mates!