Wednesday, 6 March 2013

More Golden Plover

Last night at one of the regular study sites for Woodcock (Stackpole) there were fewer birds than expected for this site perhaps indicating that some woodcock have taken advantage of the settled weather to start their journey eastwards to their breeding grounds. A big surprise was a small flock of 25 Golden Plover in dairy pasture where they have never been recorded at night before. Perhaps these are birds passing through, or maybe the activities on the nearby Castlemartin firing range displaced them from their usual fields on the range. Altogether, 9 Goldies and 4 Woodcock were ringed.

1st Winter Golden Plover ready to go 

(Paul and Paddy)

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