Sam Bayley is now up and running regularly ringing birds on Cape Clear. On this particular morning he caught and recorded the details for almost 30 birds. Sometimes these three to four hour sessions can record over 60 birds, and on other occasions as few as 4! This time we were lucky to see Stonechats, Willow Warblers, Greenfinches, Robins, Dunnocks, Blackbirds, Wrens, Blackcaps among others, as well as lots of great bird stories too. See here for the latest tweets from the Cape Clear Bird Observatory.
An early start to the morning
Checking the nets
Checking the wing length to determine probable age and gender
About to give the bird it’s ring
A wriggly Greenfinch
Held carefully before release