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, 26 August 2011

26/08/11 - Rained off!

Late yesterday afternoon eighteen Whinchats were counted on the fence posts around North Duffield, and so an attempt was made this morning, however not long after the spring traps were set rain started to fall which turned into a heavy downpour, unsurprisingly no birds were caught! However the new duck trap which was put in only yesterday had already caught with two Mallards in residence!

Two Little Egrets were still present at Bank Island, and the first Turnstone of the autumn was reported at Wheldrake. Seen from Pool Hide today were increasing numbers of Teal, a large flock of Lapwing, Little Grebe, Tufted Duck & young with one Ring Necked Duck in tow, and a juvenile Marsh Harrier – just outside of the whoosh net catching area!

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