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.

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

05/07/11 - Lapping it up!

After a day ragworting at Bubwith Ings we crossed the water and headed off in search of Lapwing chicks that we thought might be nearby, as during the afternoon a pair of adult birds were mobbing a Crow leading us to believe they were protecting young. Not long after being there we found three chicks down by the waters’ edge, these birds were bigger than the brood found last week at Swantail Hide and so each one was fitted with colour rings.
Lapwing chick

Trying to hide!

On Friday at the end of the day a quick check of the duck trap resulted in another Shoveler! This time an adult female! Four Barn Owl chicks were also ringed at North Duffield.

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