Monday, 16 April 2012

Besthorpe Heronry, Saturday 14 April

Nick, Duncan, Ian, Mick & myself either were guests or wore our North Notts RG hats on Saturday at the Besthorpe Heronry. This was the second visit to ring chicks that were too small to ring previously and to monitor nest with eggs. In the event, another 25 chicks were ringed (c300 were ringed in Britain & Ireland in 2011).

The BTO has identified Grey Herons as a priority for colour ringing and most of these had white & blue alphanumeric darvic colour rings fitted above the left knee, which should improve the numbers of sightings we get and help improve our understanding of their movements. I'd be pleased to hear about any re-sightings and they can be sent to me at:


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