Welcome to the LDV NNR ringing blog, this blog is designed to share the experiences, findings and tales from a group of dedicated ringers. We specialise in conservation orientated research projects, largely focusing on wildfowl, waders, owls and birds of conservation concern, in and around the Vale of York NNR's.

NB - Whilst the purpose of this blog was initially designed to cover our nationally important wildfowl ringing activities, regular readers may have noticed the increase in posts detailing wildlife found across the valley (ranging from plants, fungi, butterflies, dragonflies & other invertebrates). Ringing posts will hopefully resume over the winter months, and will run alongside wildlife and work posts.

Thursday, 1 September 2011

01/09/11 - Ringing at the Office (Bank Island)

The first day netting at the feeding station by the office brought a total of 44 new birds, the majority being juveniles. We also had 2 re-trap Goldfinch, with one of them sporting a set of colour rings, left leg: purple over red.

Goldfinch (adult in moult)
 

Colour-ringed Goldfinch

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