Netherhall - Last Herons and Egrets for the year 20th May 2023
A good trip out wiht the Rye Meads trainees and Roger Emmens saw a respectable total of 16 Egrets and 8 Herons ringed.
Egret Visit Walthamstow - 16th May 2023
We visited Walthamstow No 1 island this evening to check and ring Littel Egrets. Many still had eggs and two nests were too small to ring. However three broods of Egrets were ringed and a late brood of two Grey Heron. We ran out of time and it was too cold to go to No 2 island, we will try and do that in the next week or so to at least establish a count. There appeared to be 12 pairs on No 1 Island.
15th April Herons at Walthamstow
Four Grey Herons colour ringed today at Walthamstow.
The Southern Colour Ringing Group rings Grey Heron and Little Egret pulli (young in the nest) at two sites in the Lee Valley – Netherhall and Walthamstow Wetlands.
Nests are climbed up to and young removed to ring. We also fit colour rings; Heron (White with black letters and a three digit code) and Egrets (orange on the left leg and black or green on the right leg) which allows the birds to be relocated without needing to be recaptured. There are many more bird-watchers looking for colour-ringed birds, so this greatly improves our chances of understanding the movements of the birds from the Lee Valley.
2020 year totals
2021 year totals
2022 year totals
2023 year totals