Lamp and net

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Decided to bring the net and lamp out from Summer storage and join Charlie Sargent at our Carmarthenshire farm site to see if there were any Woodcock waiting in the fields to be dazzled by our presence. The early wind … Read More

A Visit to the Vale

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Heather, Charlie and I joined Chris at Ty’n-y-Caeau near Monknash in the Vale of Glamorgan. We supplemented our regular seventy-eight metres of nets along the hedgerow with a further thirty-nine metres in the corner of the field. There were large … Read More

Oxwich Marsh 22 September

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A good morning at Oxwich Marsh with 81 birds of 12 species caught in overcast, calm conditions.  In addition to resident species, reed warbler (5), chiffchaff (15), grasshopper warbler (1), blackcap (4) whitethroat (2) and swallow (23) were captured.  One … Read More

Nightjars

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Last night we decided to spend a few hours in pursuit of Nightjars on “Sarn Helen” a former Roman road connecting Nidum (Neath) with Segontium (Caernarfon). These nocturnal or crepuscular birds with bristles around their mouths (to perhaps assist them … Read More

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