Welcome to the LDV NNR ringing blog, this blog is designed to share the experiences, findings and tales from a group of dedicated ringers. We specialise in conservation orientated research projects, largely focusing on wildfowl, waders, owls and birds of conservation concern, in and around the Vale of York NNR's.
NB - Whilst the purpose of this blog was initially designed to cover our nationally important wildfowl ringing activities, regular readers may have noticed the increase in posts detailing wildlife found across the valley (ranging from plants, fungi, butterflies, dragonflies & other invertebrates). Ringing posts will hopefully resume over the winter months, and will run alongside wildlife and work posts.
Wednesday, 29 June 2016
Monday, 27 June 2016
After releasing the birds back on to the pool, Jean produced a young Grey Heron ready for release back into the wild. The individual, pictured below, ended up in Jean’s care following a collision with a car on the outskirts of York. Presumably this bird either got into some difficulty, or perhaps crash landed due to its inexperience in flying. Fortunately, other than being a bit ‘roughed up’, after a few days TLC, rest and recuperation with Jean, it was ready to be released onto the reserve to join the other recently fledged herons. It’s always a great privilege to see these special birds up close, and a big thank you to Jean for sharing this special moment with our volunteers.