Big Chick, Little Chick

9 07 2013

In addition to Godwits – Jaðrakan – we also caught:

  • Whimbrel – Spói
  • Ringed Plover – Sandlóa
  • Snipe – Hrossagaukur
  • Oystercatcher – Tjaldur
  • Dunlin – Lóuþræll
  • Redshank – Stelkur
Pete Potts weighing a baby oystercatcher.

Pete Potts weighing a baby oystercatcher.

If a potential predator approaches the nest, the adult will walk away from the scrape, calling to attract the intruder and feigning a broken wing.

The parents were not happy when we banded this Ringed Plover. When we (potential predators) approached the nest, the adult walked away from the scrape, calling to attract the intruders and faking a broken wing.

 

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