Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Attenborough, Monday 14 May

Mick and I returned for the final brood of Grey Herons yesterday. Without Tim's patch knowledge it took us four goes to find the right islet and ring the last two accessible chicks. In doing so we found two dead chicks which had been ringed on 23 April. I must say that the latest chicks looked far healthier than the chicks we ringed earlier in what appears to be a poor season for them.

We also checked to see how the tree nesting Cormorants chicks were doing. Answer: much better as we'd found three dead on the 23rd. As you can see in the pictures, the chicks were 'branching' and the nests we'd ringed previously had same size broods now. It felt a bit like the Everglades . . .

Jim

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