Recent activities Saturday 3 June 2017: RMRG’s very own D-day The heroic story of an amphibian operation codenamed E-day involving two vessels and some 300 Black-headed Gulls – a report from the Seamen’s Mess by Brian Milligan Exactly 73 years ago allied commanders were putting the final touches to their plans for the Normandy Landings. […]
Recent activities of RMRG
Recent activitiesBlack-tailed Godwit flock (Jay Ward)Record-breaking Black-tailed Godwit I was lucky enough to be sitting in the Gadwall hide at RSPB Rye Meads on the morning of Sunday 25th June 2017. A female Garganey had been spotted on the reserve the day before so I was scanning through the loafing birds, trying to find it. […]
Social media can be a great tool to help ringing studies. Jan Swan recounts how a recent post on Facebook helped the group identify a new recovery…
Recent activities Hail to the Emperor! At the recent Rye Meads RSPB Fun Day, Site Manager Vicky Buckel produced some Emperor Moth pheremone from the freezer, with startling results, as reported by Roger Emmens. On the afternoon of the recent RSPB Fun Day at Rye Meads, Site Manager Vicky Buckel announced she had some Emperor […]
Recent activitiesLooking west from Dunvegan with MaCloed’s Table in the distance after a hard days surveying. Sally HarrisGroup outing: BTO Non-Estuarine Waterbird Survey of Skye This time last year, an ‘expedition team’ from Rye Meads Ringing Group took part in a UK-wide survey, on Skye. Alan Harris recalls the trip. Three inches of snow on […]
Recent activitiesWater Pipit at Rye Meads (Ravi Prakash Parvatharaju)Water Pipits at Rye Meads Rye Meads is the main location for Water Pipits wintering in Hertfordshire, but they are usually hidden away out in the meadows or over on the sewage works, so an unusually showy individual on the reserve has created quite a bit of […]
Recent Activities Alan the Robin unmasked Maria Mak reveals his identity ‘Alan the Robin’ has been delighting visitors to the Draper Hide at Rye Meads Nature Reserve for some time. His popularity is such that he even has a following on Twitter on the RSPB Rye Meads page. Alan got his name from the volunteers […]
To get to see a magnificent bird like a Bittern up close is a privilege; to get to ring it is even more special!
Recent activities Jan Swan was lucky enough to catch our best bird of the autumn so far. Here she recounts the experience and tells how it was identified, aged and sexed. A nice Start at the end Picture the scene; daybreak on a warm August bank holiday Monday and I’m putting up the eight Constant […]
What is the connection between Little Stints at Rye Meads, Lemmings and Motorhead? Alan Harris explains!