Sunday, November 30, 2008

Ringing at Ty'n-y-Caeau Farm

I took Gethin along to Ty'n-y-Caeau Farm this morning to observe his first ever ringing session. ("Will there be any lifers there?" "Probably not, son." "Ooohh!")

From left to right: Adrian Murch (scribe), Twitchmeister,
Dave Carrington and Steve Moon

Despite his freezing fingers Dave expertly extracts a bird from the nets.

Note the look of sheer concentration on Boy Birder's face

It was yet another decent ringing session at Ty'n-y Caeau with 60 + birds having been ringed (or should that be 'rung') by the time I left at 10.45 - including Yellowhammers, Reed Buntings, Dunnocks, Robins, Great and Blue Tits, Chaffinches and of course Greenfinches. The first Bullfinch for the site was ringed after I left. Sadly, the Tree Sparrows are still AWOL this winter. Where the hell are they?

1 comment:

Tim Hall said...

Oh, so that's Adrian Murch..didn't know who he was.