Then on Sunday Mag's grand-daughter Melanie came over to Hest Bank for lunch. Another good afternoon.North West Swan Study was out and about, ringing the juveniles who’ve arrived this year.
The code on the large ring is visible from a distance, and this enables identification of individuals without having to capture them.
The Study is part of a national scheme to track swan population and movement patterns, and each region has a different coloured tag.
The public (us!) can help with the study. If you manage to get the tag ID of any swans, you can notify the collator so the information can be entered on the database. Where seen, when, condition of the bird and any companions should be provided. Information on local birds (with the blue and white ring as in the photos) can be notified to firstname.lastname@example.org, birds elsewhere via the British Trust for Ornithology website.
Today dawned bright and sunny, and Meg and I took our morning walk along the foreshore. I particularly like this shot…..
There are several of these, the result of tidal erosion.
We decided to have another whack at finding a mooring in busy Carnforth, so headed to the
winding ‘ole just before Bridge 114, turned around and headed back north.
We came past in the opposite direction 35 minutes later.
That space will do nicely, thankyou.
Meg and I took our afternoon meander up onto the rising ground to the east of the canal. There’re some good views looking over the north end of the bay and the Kent estuary from up here.
We’ve got more visitors coming tomorrow. Joan and Bob, NB Caroline, are coming over to see us for lunch. We met earlier in the year on the Weaver.
Just as a reminder, and for those that read the blogs with a feed reader, I’m going to stick a link on the bottom of posts for the next 4 weeks. Yes, 4 weeks to The Great North Run. The link will take you to my sponsorship web page. I’m raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support this year. So please help out if you can.
Thanks in anticipation.
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I’m running The Great North Run to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.