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, it now also features wildlife and work posts, explaining we how manage the NNR for both wildlife and people.

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Thursday, 16 November 2017

10/11/17 - Welcome help

Our fantastic team of dedicated volunteers have once again been busy helping us with a variety of jobs recently, the main jobs being birch removal and timber extraction, but they’ve also found time to help maintain the hides, repair signage around the site, top up the bird feeding stations, organise the workshop and collect Wigeon droppings for a study on seed dispersal by waterfowl - whilst having fun along the way. Whilst working on the reserve we also try and find time to enjoy some of our amazing wildlife too – the team carried out a survey for Jack Snipe at Bank Island (ringing four at the same time) and helped out with another cannon net catch of Wigeon last week – great to have the extra pairs of hands to speed up the operation, and a chance for everyone to admire their beautiful plumage up close – as always many thanks to all involved.

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