Myself and Ciaran with the boat - complete with a mouthful of Blackflies
Adult Whooper Swan
Some days we managed to catch and Darvic at least 30 birds, but some days it was less than 20 as we had other things to do..
Whooper swan totals:-
82 new + 33 recaps
Brood of 6 cygnets and 1 adult
There were times just like this one, where the lake was too weedy for the boat to go out, so...
These Whoopers were in for a shock!!
It wasn't just swans we were catching - Whilst on the look out for whoopers, we were also on the look out for any Golden plover or Whimbrel chicks..
Golden plover chick
After 10 days > 7 new Golden plover + 3 new Whimbrel
With a combined effort with ringing totals from Flatey Island and the Whooper swan work -
2140 birds caught inc..
2035 new + 105 recapsMyself and Ciaran also managed to catch 2 baby Ptarmigan chicks with our hands, however they were to small to take rings..
Once again, huge thanks to all who took part on an absolutely fantastic ringing expedition, Especially thanks to Kane Brides, Sverrir Thorstensen, Aevar Petersen, Solveig Bergs, Dorey Ketilsdottir, not forgetting Craig Brookes, Ciaran Hatsell, Steve and Tim Christmas... Cheers guys!!
Bring on Iceland 2011!!!