Thursday, 31 March 2011


A new site for us this year to try ringing on a coastal headland. Success already with spring traps and 2 shelf nets with a Stonechat, Linnet and early today, in a South westerly gale - a Meadow Pipit. Hopefully we will manage to ring some Wheatears and other migrants over the Spring.
In the picture, a spring trap awaiting the first Wheatear.

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Welsh Ornithological Society Grant

We are pleased to have received a grant from WOS

"Project: Importance of Teifi Marshes, Ceredigion, for Aquatic Warblers

Following the ringing of two Aquatic Warblers in 2010 in a part of Teifi Marshes not previously studied, work in summer 2011 will assess the occurrence of the species at the site.
A grant of £100 is assisting with the costs of ringing equipment."

Friday, 25 March 2011


Testing some new nets at the Mallard run this evening, and did manage to catch a male Swallow.