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, 15 September 2011

15/09/11 - A surprise from Jean!

Today Jean Thorpe brought in a Nightjar which she had been looking after, it was found on a boat sailing from Finland to Hull. It hadn’t eaten or had a drink in three days but Jean nursed it back to health before bringing it in to Bank Island to be ringed. It was released into mixed woodland with pasture and conifer plantation near Birdsall, Malton. Great job Jean!

                                Recovering at Ryedale Rehabilitation Centre

                                          Being ringed at Wheldrake

Juvenile Nightjar

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