Thursday, 1 December 2016

An unfortunate encounter

The beautiful and delicate Jack Snipe you see in the photo has just suffered from being trodden on by this very inattentive Dumbo ie Me, whilst I was out checking water level gauges on Cors Fochno today. It looked unharmed but was clearly not unaffected as it   allowed me to pick it up.
I was surprised to find it had a leg ring and checking with  Tony Cross it turns out that it was one that he ringed in a field close to the Lerry boatyard in October 2012 and is at least 5 years old!
I hope it  survives but I'm not hopeful as it was reluctant to fly. Maybe you can be too well camouflaged for your own good?
Mike Bailey