Southern Colour Ringing Group

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Today we trapped our first adult Kite of the atumn.

 

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Species Ringed Colour ringed
Red Kite 1 1

We wing tagged the final Kite for this year from a nest. A bonus brood of 3 Buzzards were also ringed.

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Species Ringed Colour ringed
Red Kite 1 1

A trip out this evening to do 3 broods of Red Kite resulted in another 7 birds wing tagged along with some bonus Buzzards.

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Species Ringed Colour ringed
Red Kite 7 7

Methods

The Southern Colour Ringing Group rings Red Kite 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.

If you see a bird with one of our wing tags, please send details (ring-code, date, location, species) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Ringing totals

2017 year totals

Species Ringed Colour ringed
Red Kite 2 0

2018 year totals

Species Ringed Colour ringed
Red Kite 5 5

2019 year totals

Species Ringed Colour ringed
Red Kite 10 10

2020 year totals

Species Ringed Colour ringed
Red Kite 15 15

Grand totals

Species Ringed Colour ringed
Red Kite 39 30

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