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Ringing Sand Martins

Friday, July 17th 2009

A group of bird ringers from Foxglove ringed Sand Martins at a local quarry last night. Here you can see Tony and Chris checking one of the mist nets.

Tony and Chris checking one of the mist nets

The Sand Martin burrows are at the top of the bank behind the net.

The number of birds recorded was significantly lower than last year but this was due to the breezy conditions at the start of the evening which is not conducive to mist netting.

This was the first Sand Martin that Sophie had ringed and doesn't she look well with her new bag hook!

Sophie with a Sand Martin

Happy faces all around!


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