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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Wednesday, 28 March 2018

22/03/18 - Re-roofing Garganey Hide

Over the last few weeks our intrepid volunteers have reached new heights in their efforts in helping us manage the LDV for both wildlife and people – to the top of Garganey Hide to be precise! This hide (so called as more often than not is a great place to see one of our summer migrants, the Garganey), has, after 23 years, thousands of happy visitors and five or six huge floods that have submerged the hide, was finally beginning to show the signs of wear and tear with numerous holes in the roof. A fairly big job, but fortunately we knew just who to turn to! Our team, eager for a new challenge and armed with new roofing panels, beams, ladders and a whole set of tools, made their way to the hide, and started dismantling the old panels and replacing them with new ones, which will hopefully will keep our visitors warmer and a lot drier! There’s a little more to do so we’ll be back over the coming weeks to finish the job, the hide will remain open but please be aware there may be some limited disturbance whilst the work is carried out. Many thanks once again to our fantastic team of volunteers, allowing us to get a lot more done on the reserve than we’d be able to achieve without them.

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