Friday, 15 February 2013

Llinos y Mynydd Twite! - 15th February 2013

 Colour-ringed Twite
Flint Castle
With Twite now on the move back to breeding habitat, birds are moving along the Welsh Coast from the Dee, so we went to Flint today where there was a superb flock of c40 Twite gathered on the high tide. It was great to see the birds so well as it's a bird I rarely see and certainly rarely see well. We managed to see 4 colour-ringed birds including: Orange above Metal, White above Yellow, which was a bird that isn't from the known Welsh population which was great.
The highlight was of course catching and ringing a lovely 1st winter bird that was duly colour-ringed. A new species for me in the hand, and a taste of the near-future as I will be taking over the N.Wales project for a Post-grad degree.

A really enjoyable day thanks to Kelvin and Matt.

3 comments:

Alex H-Jones said...

Llinos y Mynydd - Twite (for your title) :P

Zac Hinchcliffe said...

I googled it and anything! Welsh is confusing lol

Zac Hinchcliffe said...

*everything