Day 2 Counting Birds

The last bit of fieldwork I did with the Wetland Bird Survey was at Swanpool in Falmouth, Cornwall. A husband and wife team who were asked to contribute to the count by a friend 8 years ago and they haven’t looked back. It was a cold morning when we visited the site – but there were plenty of people out and about, either jogging around the ‘pool’ or feeding the birds. One chap feeds the swans every morning. Here is a swan attacking a car  … It had something to do with the mirror I think. Anyway, we chatted about WeBS, favourite species and how the count fits into other retirement activities. This weekend, I will be interviewing 4 more WeBS counters. Weather forecast says: rain/snow/gales … I’ll let you know how I get on.

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