No birding today but a cannon-netting session lead to 53 Oystercatcher being trapped and ringed this morning. Four birds were re-traps, three from the Feb 2018 catch and a ringed bird from March 2004. Of this catch, 10 Oystercatcher were fitted with GPS devices (along with the usual colour-rings plus an extra uncoded small blue ring above the metal on the left leg). These GPS devices will record locations once per hour, research that will provide valuable insight into feeding locations around the Exe Estuary and further afield.
Please continue to submit your sightings to Exeoystercatchers@gmail.com For more information on the Exe Oystercatcher project visit http://www.dawlishwarren.co.uk/oystercatchers.html.