Little Mover

A couple of weeks ago, whilst trying to catch woodpigeon at the Cardiff Riding School,  I had a slightly unexpected “bycatch” – the first swallow catch of 2014! Seeing the bird in the net set my heart racing as it was not colour ringed, which usually indicates a bird from elsewhere. Such birds have turned up…

Nesting Underway!

Just over a month ago the swallows returned to my study site, Cardiff Riding School. Despite some wet and windy weather during that time, the birds haven’t wasted much time in getting on with the task of making the next generation. At least four females are sitting tight on clutches of eggs. Unfortunately, I missed the…