Benington Kite day a success 13th June 2021
Four nests visited today with 8 Kites ringed. 3 too small to wing tag but we will go back next week to fit the wing tags. A bonus brood of Buzzards were a ringing tick for two visitors - as were a couple of Jackdaws from the crow trap.
Brocket Park Kites ringed 11th June 2021
Two more broods of Red Kite this evening at Brocket Park as single and a brood of two.
9th June 2021 Hatfield Team get 3 Kites nests
The Hatfield Team were out this evening visiting 3 nest which were ready for ringing 5 young (one of which was too small to wing tag).
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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