Two more Kites nests completed
Hatfield team did two more nests this evening with a brood of 1 and 2 respectively.
Brocket Park Birds marked today
Two nests by the Hatfiled team in Brocket Park tonight.
Final Walkern Hall and Benington Kites marked
A day doring the rest of the Kites saw 9 Kites and 2 Buzzards rined. One brood of 2 Kites were 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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