Research and news from bird ringers and ring recorders in Pembrokeshire.
Tuesday, 19 June 2012
That's one big mipit!
While out watching kestrels yesterday on the Preselis there was a distraction in the form of a meadow pipit carrying a beak full of grubs, obviously intending to feed her brood. We watched her back to her nest which was very well hidden in heather and when we looked inside there was a very pleasant surprise - though the meadow pipit foster parents probably weren't so impressed.
We had to find 13 meadow pipit nests before finding one with a cuckoo.