Tuesday, July 19, 2011
I'm sure that when Emyr has time, he will give us much more information, but here is the first view of the three chicks. I was privileged, as an "A" ringer and with a Schedule 1 licence, to be part of the team with Roy Dennis and Tony Cross to handle the three chicks, one female and two male, during the fitting of their BTO and Darvic rings, and in a first for the UK, the fitting of solar-powered satellite transmitters to all 3 chicks. Thanks to everyone who helped, the whole operation was carried out smoothly, and the young settled back in the nest which was soon visited by both parents. By a coincidence, one of the Darvic rings, on the female, has the letters DJ - which could, of course be the abbreviation for Dovey Junction! Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust is grateful to all those who contributed so generously to the transmitter fund.