Tuesday, 31 May 2011

YLG, Common Terns and Little Ringed Plovers

Last Saturday we were ringing YLG pulli on small islets around Mljet National Park. We had used all the colour rings we had, around 160. The weather was fine and so was the sea:) we managed to take a swim 5 times:)

Biggest YLG colony around Mljet
On our way to the colonies of YLGs we stopped to check Common Terns. We found two chicks :)
On our way back home we stopped at Neretva delta to see if there's anything interesting there. As it was Sunday, there were many people around so we didn't see anything special but we found and ringed 3 Little Ringed Plover chicks. You can never get enough of them :)

There were also few Pygmy Cormorants roosting on the beach.
I got new cammera last week so the photos are better than before.. And there'll be more of them in future..

I hope we'll fire new cannons this week..

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

New cannons and first recovery of Mallard from Crna Mlaka

New post after a while...

Last week I got new cannons! Yesterday I painted them black and now they look like this

I can't wait to try them next week :)

Last week was also special because I got first recovery of one of almost 100 Mallards which I nasal saddled on Crna Mlaka fish ponds. I would much happier if someone read the nasal saddle  instead of shooting the poor bird..I ringed it as 1st year male in November 2008 and it was found in Sosnovka, Mordovia, Russia on May 4th 2011... some 2200 km from ringing place :)

View Mallard in a larger map

I hope to  cannon net some ducks this summer/autumn and start to use nasal saddles again..

This weekend we're going to Mljet to ring YLG and Common Tern pulli :)