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, 21 July 2011

21/07/11 - Tower Hide Roost

The conditions looked promising tonight and so a small team (just the two of us!) headed down to Tower Hide to attempt catching the warblers coming in to roost. Being only two pairs of hands we put just the two nets up in the reed bed. There was much less activity than last week, however a greater number of Hirundines were feeding low across the fields, leading to the idea of a Swallow roost next week. The majority of Reed Buntings caught were again mainly 3J’s. Whilst setting the nets for the roost three Canada Geese were also caught and ringed.

Total for the night = 28 (8)

Reed Bunting 20 (3)
Reed Warbler 2 (1)
Sedge Warbler 3 (4)
Swallow 3

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