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.

Friday, 5 August 2011

05/08/11 - Swan Round-Up

This morning an attempt was made to try and catch and ring the brood of Mute Swans that have been on the Top Pond at North Duffield for the past week or so. With the aid of two canoes and two people in chest waders four of the six cygnets were caught! 

Getting ready!

Trying to lure the adults

                                         Mike showing us how it's done

Very awkward rings....
                                                        
Waiting patiently!

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