Swale Wader Group

 

The last wader catch of 2016 was made at Harty on 11th December 2016 when a team of nine managed to catch 44 birds,  38 of these were Dunlin, mainly adults, and included a same season retrap and a Finnish control. The other birds caught were 3 adult Redshank and three Bar-tailed Godwits, two of which were juveniles, aging the other bird caused some discussion but we eventually decided that it was an adult.

We have had a good autumn's ringing with exactly 500 new waders ringed and over 500 re-sightings of our colour ringed Black-tailed Godwits.