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 2016
Wednesday, 20 July 2016
Monday, 18 July 2016
Friday, 15 July 2016
So far this season a total of 10 Gadwall ducklings have been caught – taking the total ringed in the valley to over 300, and adding significantly to the knowledge of our British bred birds and their movements. So far these have generated two recoveries to Ireland and a single to France, as well as several within England. We’ll hopefully be adding a few more to this year’s total over the next two/three weeks until the young fledge and start to disperse away from the site.