U3A Wetherby

Wednesday, April 10th 2019

A group from U3A Wetherby visited this morning to have a guided walk and to learn more about bird ringing. They were not disappointed as the most common bird caught was Redpoll including one Common Redpoll. Siskin, Chaffinch, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Long-tailed Tit and Brambling were also ringed.

U3A Wetherby

Team Wednesday were busy identifying moths, checking for flowers and attempting to record butterflies that were a little too 'fluttery' to capture on film.

Grey Wagtail

This Grey Wagtail was spotted along Risedale Beck during an afternoon walk. Many thanks to all who helped out today.


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