Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Ringing with the little people....

Today I've monitored around 140 nest boxes at WWT Martin Mere of which 96 were occupied by Tree Sparrows. Almost all the boxes contained eggs, with a small number of boxes containing young - 11 ringed.
We also checked the Barn Owl box that housed the Kestrels last year - but it seems as though they've been ousted by a new pair of Barn Owls - making it two pairs breeding on site this year.

Back at home this evening my nephew & niece -Kye & Layla were round for tea. They sat in the garden watching the Blue Tits going in & out of the box, and so I thought it was the perfect opportunity to give them their first bird ringing experience!

Ringer in training - not quite old enough yet!

1 comment:

  1. Kye has a look of you Kane! It's good to start their ringing training when their young.