Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Skokholm Wheatears

There have been over 60 Wheatear colour ringed on Skok this year, and they are on the move. We have had birds ringed as chicks at one end of the Island reappear at the opposite end. It thus seems likely that this juvenile dispersal must have seen birds arrive to the mainland. If you're out and about on the Marloes or Dale coast (or anywhere else really), then please keep an eye out for green rings with unique white alphanumeric codes. A scope or decent camera is generally required to read the combination, but the presence of an unread green ring would still be interesting. Starting to feel a lot like autumn, with 26 Black-tailed Godwit yesterday a new Skok day record.