Swale Wader Group

 

A team of 8 ringers went to Harty when the high tide was at 20 minutes past midnight and caught 22 birds. The strong moon although restricting the catch added to the atmosphere of a very still and warm evening.

The following birds were caught:

  • Ringed Plover - 1 adult and 1 juvenile (probably both Tundra sub species)
  • Dunlin - 2 (both juveniles)
  • Knot - 1 juvenile
  • Bar-tailed Godwit - 4 juveniles plus a retrap from 2007 that had previously been retrapped in 2009
  • Curlew - 1 juvenile
  • Whimbrel - 1 juvenile
  • Redshank - 8 half of which were adults, plus a one year old retrap
  • Snipe - 1 adult

The Whimbrel will be the last for this season. Snipe are unusual and often only caught later in the year.