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)

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Pied flycatcher update

The positive start to the season continues. My three sites in Roeburndale now have 23active Pied Flycatcher nests with 15 Great Tit, 22 Blue Tit (one nest predated since last week), 1 Redstart and 1 Robin. There are another 3 Pied Flycatcher, 10 Blue Tit and 2 Great Tit in Richard's boxes - I'm monitoring these whilst he is in America.

Robin has hatched and Great Tits are starting to do so (some days behind the box in my garden in Lancaster).

Highlight of the weekend for me was finding two Woodcock pulli and ringing them in Roeburndale.


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