Thursday 24 July 2014

Group on Display

Even with a short gap in the ringing programme the Group has not stood idle. On 12th July it appeared at the Kilmington Village Fayre and last weekend at the Natural Seaton Festival. Many local conservation bodies were represented at this Festival which took place adjoining the new Tesco Stores and Tramway Terminus. Both events enabled the Group to show the public why we ringed birds and its importance in nature conservation.

Many thanks to the organisers of both events and Group volunteers.

Group display at the Natural Seaton Festival (Photo Adrian Bayley)

Saturday 5 July 2014

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Today the Group took part in the Axe Vale and District Conservation Society's Open Day held on the Axe Estuary Wetlands. We specifically put on a public demonstration of bird ringing for several dozen Society members and the public present. During the morning 64 birds were caught including two new Kingfishers, bringing the total caught at two sessions to 13, excluding retraps. Other species ringed included Reed, Warblers, Blackcaps and Chiffchaffs.

Reed Warbler -Photo Mike Tyler

Male Blackcap - Photo Mike Tyler