Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th September   Leave a comment

With wind and rain making the conditions unsuitable for ringing I caught up with a lot of domestic chores this weekend. I also took Janis and Andy to Hurn airport. Andy is returning to their yacht Ladycat in Gran Canaria for the time being, Janis is going for a week to sort out and retrieve her possessions. I was most annoyed to find that Hurn airport now charges you to drop off passengers. Am I sounding more and more like Victor Meldrew every day?

 

Janis and Andy depart for Hurn airport, Amber and Kara with their friends in the background.

Andy will continue his web-based business in Gran Canaria and avoid the British winter. Photo taken in eastern Spain 2010

 

The girls of course, moved back in with us, which has become a logistical nightmare as they continuously commute between the two houses looking for one item or the other.

On Sunday morning Shaun and I hoped to have a go ringing Goldfinches at Lytchett Bay but the rain arrived much earlier than forecast so the early start was wasted. Later I was able to do a little ringing in the garden and was rewarded with the capture of this feisty Woodpigeon. Although they may seem highly sedentary, there is a large migration of Woodpigeons across Dorset in early November. Little is known about the origins of these birds, so ringing remains of value.

 

Adult Woodpigeon, Upton.

 

Posted September 18, 2011 by gryllosblog in Uncategorized

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