Saturday, 12 March 2011

Colour Ringed Twite

A number of Twite were ringed in the Nant Francon area last spring. They were given both a BTO ring and a colour combination. Despite best efforts this past winter has proved dissapointing with no flocks appearing in the usual areas. On Friday I was pleased to hear that one of the colour ringed Twite was seen on the Okenholt marsh, Flint.

This has posed even more questions, ie do our breeding birds regularly winter on the Dee and them move back west along the coast in spring, which might explain why they appear at Madryn in spring.

So I guess Flint here I come later in the week, and regular visits to nant Francon again over the next 3 months. If you happen on any twite next few weeks please check for colour rings and let me know.


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