Our Bearded Tits become famous!
Two females that turned up in a small stand of Phragmites on The Serpentine in Hyde Park were not only the first record for Inner London, but they also proved incredibly popular with the public, due to their confiding nature, making local radio and newspaper headlines. Both birds were ringed, and thanks to photos, were read and identified as those ringed at Rye Meads a month or so earlier.
18th Report now available
Covering the years 2007-2009, this Report also includes papers on the Mammals of Rye Meads and on Willow Warbler wing lengths. It is free to paid up Members and Friends, so if you want to ensure your copy, you know what to do!
"The Birds of Rye Meads" is a fascinating book with information from 40 years of bird study at Rye Meads. Now only £5!
We are a volunteer group whose mission is to study the birds of Rye Meads, Hertfordshire (United Kingdom), particularly by trapping and ringing them. This site presents a summary of the birds, ringing data and activities of the Group.
For a more detailed description of the activities of the Group, see About RMRG. You can also find here a description of the site, and photographs not only of the site but also of some of the birds we catch.
For information about birds we have ringed, go to our Ringing Totals page. This shows details of year to date totals, with a summary interpreting last year's highlights. In addition, a review of the Group's contribution to the national totals based on the most recently issued Ringing Scheme report can be found here.
A summary of birds ringed at Rye Meads and reported from elsewhere - and vice versa - can be found at Recoveries.
If you wish to contact the Group, by email or by letter or phone, details are in Contacts.
If you are not already a ringer but are interested in becoming one, then click here for information on how to become a trainee of the Group.
Information for ringing members and trainees, including planned ringing sessions, is available here (login required).
Finally, for links to other bird web sites that may interest you, see our Links page.