Tuesday, 5 January 2010

5th January 2010 - The Good Start Continues

As I went down to feed the birds at Warnham LNR today, I disturbed a Moorhen towards nearby bushes and then disappear into a small outflow pipe. I crouched down and looked into the pipe which seemed to go back a long way and couldn't see the bird so I went back and got a mink trap and on return the same bird had come back out and I again disturbed it going back into the pipe. I set the trap up at the entrance blocking any gaps around the sides and five minutes later it was in!
A nice immature which wasn't sexable with very intermediate biometrics, ie. 174 wing and 122.9 tarsus and toe (above). Thanks to Jo for assisting with the ringing.

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