|Lovely red eyes on the Coot (Fulica atra)|
|One of the cannons!|
The people that set the cannons up were out in the middle of last night to set up the cannon and the net. The coots are very flighty so they were all out in the pouring rain setting up so they weren't disturbed in the morning. Poor people, I felt a little guilty seeing as I was snuggled up in my house with a hot chocolate in front of a log fire...
|Coot feet are amazing!|
|Shortly before this one Did Attack Zach!|
|You can see the brown speckling on the juvenile.|
There were 68 birds colour ringed today, white bands with a three letter code in black on their left legs and also a metal ring on their right. It will be interesting to see where these birds turn up, so please keep an eye out when you are looking at coots especially for the one that 'Did Attack Zach'!
Here's a newsletter on the Coot ringing project, it tells you a bit about the movements of Coots that have been colour ringed.
Coot Ringing Project Newsletter
BTO Bird Facts on Coots
Hope you enjoyed,