Ringing Activities

Wednesday, June 17th 2015

The bird ringers have been hard at work during the evenings this week visiting some of the Buzzard nests on and around the training area. They have been assisted by Sean Stockdale, a local tree surgeon, who has skilfully climbed the trees to reach the nests before carefully lowering the chicks to the ground.

To date, 24 Buzzard chicks have been ringed with many more nest still to visit over the coming days. Once ringed, the birds are quickly returned to their nest where they settle and await their next feed.

Last night also saw a brood of four Barn Owl chicks ringed.

This is the first known successful nest of Barn Owls on the training area in the last 20 years, so it was a real privilege to be able to find and ring these chicks.

As always we are grateful to the ringing team for their efforts and, of course, to Sean for the time he gives to make this possible.


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