Swale Wader Group


A team of 12 ringers and guests assembled at Harty on Sunday evening. Under a very large an bright moon 9 nets were erected and a catch was made. Although only 26 birds were caught this was  an enjoyable evenings ringing, helped by an early tide which meant that we got off the marsh before midnight.

The catch was as follows:

  • Black-tailed Godwit 1 (an elderly female)
  • Dunlin 4 (3 adults and a juvenile)
  • Redshank 10 (mainly adults plus a very recent retrap)
  • Starling 10 (all juveniles, caught while actually on migration)

Ringing Sessions