Friday, 2 September 2011

Killington Lake Visit 2!

Tuesday 21st June and it was our 2nd visit up to Killington Lake in Cumbria for another Black Headed Gull chick round-up. We particularly try our best to make two visits as the first visit is when we attempt to catch and ring as many chicks as possible, with the second visit, we try to ring an additional 100 chicks and check for any dead birds which might be wearing rings.

This visit involved Kane, Myself, Zac and Gillian; a small team but a very welcome 128 new chicks were ringed, plus 2 adults caught by Zac brought our year total to well over 600 birds!

Out of the 447 chicks we ringed on our last visit, 28 of these were found dead on the island and the rings collected ready to be sorted into IPMR. 80 chicks were darvicd on our last visit also and with only 3 of these found dead, we are now hoping for a substantial amount of recoveries from these birds, not being too hopeful yet a while.

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