The fired cannon-net, which caught 27 Redshank and 68 Dunlin.
We had a large team throughout the weekend so this enabled us to extract the birds quickly and efficiently, ready for ringing and processing.
A few hours sleep and some much needed food inside us, we met again at Llanfairfechan Sewage works for some night time mist-netting. A total of 7 mist-nets were set in gorgeous surroundings and with clear, calm skies, we caught 28 Redshank, 2 Dunlin and superb Juvenile Greenshank! As i'm used to ringing until very late, I wasn't surprised when we finally finished at 00:00 that night!
Hamza Yassin with the Juvenile Greenshank
The following morning we were up at 8am at Beaumaris, where we set 2 nets along the shingle beach. Unfortunately, the birds weren't playing ball during the morning and twinkling was hard work, so only 4 Ringed Plover and 1 Dunlin were caught.
At the end of the weekend, the ringing totals are as follows:- 102 Redshank, 71 Dunlin, 4 Ringed Plover and 1 Greenshank.
Huge thanks to Steve and Rachel and the rest of the team for a productive and successfull weekend's ringing!