Final numbers of the ringing group

Thursday, March 4th 2010

Wendy and the group from the Adult Learning Service helped out today by filling the bird feeders with seeds and peanuts. They have been coming to Foxglove for the past few weeks to enhance their knowledge of Natural History.

Wendy and the group from the Adult Learning Service

The final number of birds processed by the Swaledale Ringing Group for 2009 is 12,314. This is the highest annual total of birds caught and recorded by the Foxglove team. Although most of this activity was at Foxglove Covert, ringing also took place at other sites including the wider army training area, Bellflask and Cape Wrath.

It's been another sunny spring day and Elizabeth took this atmospheric picture of the Reedmace at the lake. The fluffy seeds are really shown up by the bakclightling. These seeds are edible, either raw, roasted or ground into flour!

Reedmace

Just for fun, here is a picture of our latest special visitor. Miss Molly was introduced by Ray and proceeded to help with the odd bit of office work! Suffice to say that Tolly was unimpressed and Annie took things in her stride!

Miss Molly


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