Just home from fulfilling one of my lifelong dreams (well, since reading Gerald Durrell's Golden Bats and Pink Pigeons). Dave and I spent five weeks volunteering for the Mauritian Wildlife Foundation, based at Ferney field station; the site of an ambitious reintroduction project involving Echo Parakeets, Pink Pigeons, Mauritian Cuckoo-shrikes and Mauritian Paradise Flycatchers. Our main job was translocating 14 flycatchers to Ferney from the National Park and monitoring their movements post release using radio telemetry. For a tiny non-migratory bird, they can fly. One male gapped it back to where he was caught over 25km away within days.