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, 28 July 2011

28/07/11 - Swallows at Swantail

A few of us headed down to Swantail Hide this evening to try and bag a catch of Swallows. Hundreds filled the sky not long after we’d opened the nets which left us thinking it was going to be a massive catch, however a lot of the birds weren’t coming low enough. We ended with 58 birds including a few Sand Martin and warblers. Jean also brought along 9 Mallards to ring and release on the pool.

Total for the night = 57 (1)
Reed Warbler 3
Sand Martin 4 (1 control)             
Swallow 48         
Willow Warbler 2

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