Monday 20 August 2018

Patch ticks and bats...

Spent last night trying some petrel ringing on the patch for the first time.  Managed to catch a few stormies (a full fat patch tick no less!) and rather unexpectedly 8 bats of three species, including a couple of Natterer's (a new bat for me) and rather randomly a long-eared bat (nowhere near a single tree) and some pips.  The first time I've ever been ringing and caught more bats than birds!

Not to worry, the stormies and a redshank the other day put me nicely on 89.42 and slips into second place.

Happy days