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, 18 March 2011


We've been requested to keep it short and sweet following research on (lack of) concentration spans

I wonder what the odds are on extracting three consecutive small passerines from a mist net and all being 'controls' (i.e. ringed elsewhere). That momentous event happened today (= 17/3) at Thrushgill

L444030 & L713637 Lesser Redpolls, the latter was ringed at Rishton, near Blackburn in January

X441292 Goldfinch - preliminary research suggests this may have come from 'down south'!

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