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 how we manage the NNR for both wildlife and people.

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Friday 29 September 2017

26/09/17 - 2018 LDV Calendar

Hot off the press! The new 2018 LDV calendar is now available at £6.99 – available from the NNR base or can be posted (no extra cost). As per the last two years, this calendar has been produced by the Friends of the Lower Derwent Valley (FoLDV), with proceeds from the sales going towards conservation projects across the reserve. With thanks to the sales from the previous year’s calendars, along with log and card sales, and a kind donation, two new tern rafts were purchased earlier in the year from Green Future Building, in time for the breeding season. Only a day after being in situ, a pair of Common Terns had already found them, checking out both the one at Bank Island and the one on the pool at Wheldrake, before choosing the latter. The pair went on to raise two chicks, whilst a second pair also laid eggs – encouraging signs for colonisation of the site. Many thanks to everyone who has supported the ‘Friends’ and helped make this possible through generous donations. Please get in touch with us on here or via our Facebook page if you'd like to purchase one - thank you.

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