A total of 17 dipper nestlings were ringed from four broods that were ready including a brood of five. All the complete clutches were of either four or five eggs.
|A healthy brood of four dippers at perfect ringing age|
At one of the sites two clutches each of four dipper eggs were found in either side of a single box. Neither clutch felt warm, so it wasn't clear what was going on. Maybe the next visit will provide the answer?
|You don't need to bother taking a ladder if you take Paul|
|Grey wagtail sat tight on a clutch of five eggs|
|A cliff hanging diversion during the day produced these raven chicks which were off the weighing scales - over 1Kg each.|
All in all, a very productive and entertaining day.
Paul, Karen, Mike, Theresa and Paddy.