Friday, August 25, 2006

The little martin goes to visits cousins

Hi all.

Dell (the little martin) went out last night. We were out to monitor a reed-bed roosting flock of swallows. We were able to collect and take measurements from 42 swallows, 1 sandmartin, and a sedge warbler. We had caught them at last light, so kept them in the building overnight and released them in the morning. They had a dry night, the weather was terrible all night.

Dell has taken to nesting between a pair of Thinsulate gloves, which do a fine job of brooding her in the absence of a mother.

A swallow about to be released... Ready...




Blogger simon said...

just fantastic mate really!

11:52 PM  
Blogger Maalie said...

Only 42? You must have been didsappointed. We got 104.
Got my hands on Pam's tits Thursday, doing Worzel's this weekend.

2:26 AM  
Blogger Davy said...

Jim is referring to ringing garden birds at Pam's house! Before the censors ban us all! And as for your 104, it was enough for two of us, we had to be up for 5.00am for CES ringing, and feeding the bird. CES got rained off, but the bird got fed and the swallows released. Just check Worzels for lycra, I'm sure he does have some...

7:42 AM  

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