Swale Wader Group


A team of 10 ringers visited Harty on the evening of the 17th October. Conditions were generally good with negligible wind and mild temperatures. Only the full moon in a cloudless sky was not ideal.

Despite the moon the final catch was a respectable 84 birds including two retraps; a Black-tailed Godwit from October 2012 and a Redshank from September 2017.

The new birds included 47 Dunlin, 25 Redshanks (10 of which were colour ringed), 5 Black-Tailed Godwits, 3 Bar-Tailed Godwits, an Avocet and a Green Sandpiper.


Ringing Sessions