NLRG was formed in 1957 to help in the study of birds in the Lancaster and District Birdwatching Society area. There are currently 12 active ringers. Species currently being studied include: Pied Flycatcher, Bearded Tit, Sand Martin, Twite, Goosander, Oystercatcher and Grey Wagtail. Migration has been studied for 28 years at Heysham. We welcome anyone who wants to observe, help or perhaps wish to become a ringer. Photo: A Heysham-ringed Twite on the Mull of Kintyre (thanks to Eddie Maguire)

Friday, 31 October 2008

Ringing can be so useful.............

Culinary tales from B.A.S. days were doing the rounds in the Bridge Inn, Wennington this evening

The most significant revelation was that Chin-strapped Penguins were good to eat. However, there was a very narrow window of quality and it was important to check the ring number on the bird to see if it was about 18 months old. This is the age of great delicacy, but any older ring numbers indicate that the bird would have tasted like gueno-infused leather! Best of the rest was that Blue-eyed Shag requires about 10 cms of fat to be drained off after boiling, then it tastes "quite nice".

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