Two spring trapping days produce a retrap and a new bird 22nd and 23rd October 2023
Running spring traps for two days resulted in a bird on each day with a retrap from one of the pulli ringed in the summer on 22nd October and a new youngster on 23rd October.
Adult Kite ringed today
Two Kites today one Retrap and one new
The Southern Colour Ringing Group rings Red Kite and Buzzard pulli (young in the nest) and traps full grown birds using large spring traps baited with carrion at a site in North Hertfordshire.
Nests are climbed up to by a contract climber and young removed to ring. We also fit coloured wing tags with various year codes allocated to us by the national co-ordinator which allows the birds to be relocated without needing to be recaptured. There are many more bird-watchers looking for colour-marked birds, so this greatly improves our chances of understanding the movements of the birds we are studying. Currently we are fitting Yellow tags with Black letters to Kites and Black tags with White letters to Buzzards.
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