Drove up to Keyworth near Nottingham today for the East Midlands Ringers' Conference. I'm not sure I'm really based in the East Midlands but it didn't matter at all.
The speakers gave talks on nestboxes, Wigeon ringing, Treswell Wood, Swallows, the Wash Wader Ringing Group, Gibraltar Point and Tree Sparrows. It was great to meet some like-minded people and to learn about different species, habitats and trapping techniques to what I'm used to.
Now I'm thinking about experiencing wader ringing with WWRG and a weekend at Gib sounds quite tempting, too.
The delicious lunch was suitably lavish for the hungry BTO Gannets...
What's in my CD player: Hot Rail - Calexico