Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Colour marked everythings...

As Adam has reminded me there are lots of colour-marked birds out there with plain or engraved rings. Too numerous to list here but excluding Brent and wader spp there are ...
gulls, terns, dippers, raptors, different species of geese, swans.... Lots of things. Feel free to add details of your colour-marking project in comments here. The new Irish ringers Facebook page is also worth it?

Colour-marked waders

In the last few months I've read colour rings on Oystercatchers (Icelandic), a Knot (poss ringed in Iceland) and Black-tailed Godwit. As with our Brent such observations are invaluable to the co-ordinators of those projects. Information on Godwits and other waders is available in this very interesting series of articles by Graham Appleton. Worth a read : https://wadertales.wordpress.com/about/

Monday, 5 December 2016

Reasons for my Repetitive Strain Injuries...

Tonight saw another milestone in my management of the database - I crossed the 180,000 records entered mark!!
This is how it looks in the bottom shelf of the bookcase in my office:

Each colour of file represents yet another collated year's collection from you, our observers, upon we so much depend.
Well done, all of you!!