Swale Wader Group

 

A team of 8 ringers went to Harty on 12th September and managed to catch 14 waders. A moderate high tide occurred at 01.20, the weather was calm and with no moon, given these ideal conditions we were disappointed to only catch 14 birds.

The catch was made up as follows,

  • Avocet 1 (a juvenile)
  • Grey Plover 1 (a first summer bird - EURING age code 5 - in moult)
  • Dunlin 2 (both juveniles)
  • Bar-tailed Godwit 1 (juvenile)
  • Curlew 2 (moulting adults)
  • Redshank 7 (3 juveniles, the remainder adults in moult)

There were no retraps or controls.