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, 2 March 2012

02/03/12 - Shelduck ageing (part 2)

Last week we caught another good number of Shelduck in the duck trap, this bird (photo below) is a good example of a 5 (young bird). Notice lots of grey/brown feathers in the white wing panel and large white tips to the primaries/secondaries.


For our first post about ageing Shelduck see: 'Shelducking' 15/02/12, similar posts are available for help with ageing Teal and Wigeon.

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