Chris, Gillian & me are just back from the British Bird Watching Fair at Rutland Water, were upon visiting the ringing demo we got ringed with the above bands! If you visited the stand and collected one of these you can find your amazing story online here.
For most of Friday & Saturday I was mainly on the WWT stand talking to people about WWT’s conservation breeding programmes. It was a great opportunity for us to meet some of our members in person and get to know what they think of WWT! Away from the stand though it was a great opportunity to catch up with so many friends & meet new people who follow this blog!
However back at home this morning, we got the ball rolling for this seasons Coot colour ringing! A successful visit to Redesmere to catch some juvenile Coot landed us eight birds in total. Six new birds & two metal ring controls!
Both of the metal ring controls where ringed at Plattsfield Park in Manchester City Centre. GC64147 as an adult in 2008. And GR24127 ringed just over a month ago as an unfledged bird by Steve Christmas! Both birds are now carrying colour rings which should aid easier identification in the field. Distance & direction from Plattsfield Park to Redesmere is 22km South.