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, 25 May 2010

Pied Flycatchers hatch

The first broods of flycatchers have started hatching. Seven yesterday in a box in Roeburndale looked to have hatched just that day - this would suggest an arrival at the end of April with a very rapid building of the nest and laying started at the start of May.

Lets hope the good weather continues!


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