Sunday, 9 February 2014

Chick ringing

We organised that the first mass chick ringing of the season would be while my parents were visiting. Another qualified ringer (Dad) and a pair of helpful hands (Mom) are always appreciated! Michelle, a student from Stellenbosch, also joined us to get a taste of what happens out in the field. All in all it was a very successful day! Over 200 chicks were ringed, and some very interesting regurgitations were collected! It was a long morning, and we did not look as clean and fresh faced when we finished as when we began, but it was a wonderful morning out in the colony!

A fresh, clean team ready for the day!
The first chick to be ringed.
Michelle holding her first Kelp Gull.
Shirley and I.
An angry mama!
Dad and I.
Shirley with her hands full!
So cute when they're small!
Double trouble!
Hiding in the bushes.
Little Egrets.

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