Out and About

Monday, May 27th 2019

Whilst out bird ringing there are fantastic opportunities for bird watching too. This photograph of a Peregrine Falcon was captured by John recently and when enlarged it appears to be wearing a metal BTO ring.

Earlier today, on a round of nest boxes in a woodland, this Tawny Owl was observed roosting in a Sycamore tree.

The first Oystercatcher chicks were ringed over a week ago out on the training area and already the distinguishing bright orange was beginning to show on their bills!

Many Lapwing chicks have also been ringed and for the first time this year two were ringed on the reserve itself.

Finally, Elizabeth observed a new species for Foxglove today at Spigot Mere; a Shelduck!


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