Monday, 27 October 2008

A large catch . . . (Friday night continued)
Friday nights catch included 6 Whooper Swans. Of these 6 birds, 2 of them already had Darvic Rings on & were from Iceland! One other was a retrap from the night before. The other 3 were brought back & ringed with split rings size 'M' - a very different type of ring to work with!  It was great to see these incredible birds so close & in the hand - they are so large & heavy! Interestingly all the Whooper Swans we have caught so far have been very calm & placid in the hand - unlike Mute Swans . A Herring Gull was also caught along with the other Wigeon & Tufted Duck mentioned in an older post below.

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