Thursday 13 June 2013

2013 Ringing Programme Uploaded

For details of all the planned ringing activity by the Axe Estuary Ringing Group for the rest of 2013 see HERE or click on the '2013 Programme' tab above this post. As always, our outings are subject to weather conditions!

Monday 3 June 2013

BTO South West Ringers' Conference

Any ringers who may be following our activities please note in your diaries Saturday, 5th April 2014 when the Group will be hosting the BTO South West Ringers' Conference. It will take place in Seaton Town Hall, Devon and delegates will be offered the opportunity for a guided visit to the Axe Estuary Wetlands.

Please watch this space for further details

Good catch and first pulli

A good catch this morning of 37 birds, including the Group's first nestlings of the year. The nest in a box attached to the side of the classroom was being watched via a video link to the Field Studies Base. Despite concerns in the early days that the pair kept disappearing for several hours are now raising six healthy Blue Tit nestlings.

The tally for today's catch was:

Great Tit 6; Robin 2; Greenfinch 3; Long-tailed Tit 9; Dunnock 2; Wren 2; Blue Tit 7; Blackbird 4; Song Thrush 1; and Chaffinch 1.