Thursday, 25 February 2010

Bishop Monkton to South Africa

I had a quick glance at the 'Demog Blog' today and one of our Swallows has been controlled in South Africa - It's like winning the lottery!

Friday, 12 February 2010

A rail of a time

A good start to the weekend - Left work early to check the potter traps set at Bishop Monkton and found we'd caught a Water Rail and a Magpie. After nearly a weeks worth of empty traps you'll see from the photo that I was very pleased to catch such a beautiful bird that's often hard to see.

Water Rail - Ringed on 12 February 2010 (D Bowes)

Magpie - Ringed on 12 February 2010 (A Smith)

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Monday, 1 February 2010

Bishop Monkton

The quest for the Water Rail continues...