Thursday, 8 May 2014
Gropper and Whitethroat on Bangor Mountain
All bar the Common Whitethroat were patch ticks, which is superb.
I thought I'd chance it with some ringing and managed to catch a male Grasshopper Warbler and a Common Whitethroat over the course of 3 hours. Both of which were 'ringing ticks' for my C permit and both species I love to see up close.
University Birdwatching Challenge is going very well indeed and Bangor's current species total is 100 species since late December. If I were tracking back further, I'd be able to include Firecrest, Whooper Swan, Lapland Bunting, Arctic Tern, Common Tern, Green Sandpiper, Spotted Redshank, Knot, Swift, Ring Ouzel, Gannet, Osprey and Red Kite...here's hoping there's time for some more to be added.