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, 21 May 2010

nest box update

I make no apology for repeating the posting of this photo - it looks so good!

Good news and bad news from my visit to the boxes with Tony Moriaty last night. Robin nest predated at young stage. First brood of Great Tit ringed (9 out of 9) and a warning for nest box checkers: Tits with black heads hissing in a box might not be what they first appear - two Marsh Tit acting in an agitated manner next to a box where the pulli had been 'identified' as Great Tit turned out on closer inspection to be Marsh Tit - and were duly ringed. Other boxes appear to be doing well so far.


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