Sunday, 26 April 2015

Attenborough Herons, Thursday 23 April

Pete S, Gary, Mick and I had a great day out on the reserve at Attenborough today. We handled 22 Grey Heron chicks - fitting BTO metal rings to 17 chicks and adding 18 colour rings to those that were big enough. It helped that they're more synchronous this year, but very noticeable that the
western, more exposed nests, are a week or two later than those more sheltered on the east side of the reserve. We also ringed a brood of 4 Cormorant chicks, the rest on the main island colony were too big to approach safely.


 Jim with a personalised heron chick... (Photos by Gary Goddard)

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