Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Traps bring 200th bird!

When I last did a post about trapping, it was back in January (25th), when I caught my 150th bird! Since then and only in a 2 week period, I have managed to capture over 200 birds in traps. I have now caught a grand total of 208 birds, (193 New and 15 Retrap) with my C Permit.

These last few weeks have been exceptional for trapping with some rather scarce species being caught. A late afternoon session in Matt's garden in Bangor produced this gorgeous female Blackcap in the potter trap along with this stunning male Siskin in the Chardonneret trap!

A very late lamping session around the shores of Bangor produced this lovely Adult Female Shelduck (my 1st 'lamped' bird and hopefully the first of many).

A session in Alex's Garden in St. Asaph produced an exceptional 42 birds throughout the day. 33 Blue Tit, 3 Great Tit, 2 Blackbird, 1 Goldfinch, 2 Robin and another female Blackcap. If you would like to see Alex's report of this amazing trapping day, please see here.

Although as I type this post, there are currently a flock of 12 Siskin and several Lesser Redpoll on my trapping table in Bangor; I am distracting myself away from trapping for a short period and concentrating on university work as well as the North Wales Coot Project.

Huge thanks to Matt, Rob and Alex for allowing me to ring in their gardens again. More ringing to follow soon..


  1. You dude. Trap man X rated. Never done a Coot myself. Good luck with the project.

  2. Hi Ian, thanks mate! Greatly appreciated! Cheers for now..