A blog of the Group's activities, and some of our findings and ideas. Here is the latest post:
A visit to a nestbox to ring some Barn Owl chicks, accompanied by RSPB staff and volunteers - a treat for all to meet such special birds close up.
Find out about the birds ringed at Rye Meads and what we have learnt about their movements as a result. Here is the latest post:
Given the restricted activities due to site closures and social distancing, it's not surprising that the ringing total was low; but there were still some highlights.
- Observations – January-February 2021
- Observations – November-December 2020
- Ringing Review of 2020
- Observations – September-October 2020
- Observations – July-August 2020
- Observations – March-June 2020
- Meeting the Ghosts in the Garret
- Toby Spall 1954-2020
- Ringing review of 2019
- January – February 2020
- November – December 2019
- September – October 2019
- July – August 2019
- Ringing Review of 2018
- May – June 2019
- One in a (quarter) million…
- March – April 2019
- January – February 2019
- What we saw in 2018
- November – December 2018
- It isn’t Slow, and it isn’t a Worm
- A close encounter with Tawny Owlets
- Managing our nestboxes
- September – October 2018
- Ringing is sometimes a drag!
- July – August 2018
- May – June 2018
- March – April 2018
- January – February 2018
- Pullus ringing does give interesting results
- November – December 2017
- Ringing review of 2017
- From Iceland to Israel – our birds go a long way!
- Drabs and Dribs
- September – October 2017
- July – August 2017
- May – June 2017
- A review of our wintering Chiffchaffs
- From Russia to Spain – holiday destinations of our birds
- RMRG’s very own D-day
- March – April 2017
- January – February 2017
- Record-breaking Black-tailed Godwit
- November – December 2016
- Social media has its uses!
- Hail to the Emperor!
- Ringing review of 2016
- Group outing: BTO Non-Estuarine Waterbird Survey of Skye
- September – October 2016
- Water Pipits at Rye Meads
- July-August 2016
- Alan the Robin unmasked
- A Bittern comes out of rehab
- May-June 2016
- A nice Start at the end
- Little Stint at Rye Meads… Hail the Lemming!
- Every picture tells a story…
- Mar – Apr 2016
- RSPB WEX group ringing demo
- Purple Heron – June 2016
- Jan – Feb 2016
- Common Crane – April 2014
- Review of Raptors at Rye Meads
- Summer Black-headed Gulls here, Chiffchaffs there…
- Gulls in Spain and ducks in France
- Contrasting migration strategies of Teal and Gadwall
- Nov – Dec 2015
- Sep – Oct 2015
- Jul – Aug 2015
- May – Jun 2015
- Mar – Apr 2015
- Jan – Feb 2015
A synopsis of the interesting sightings of birds at Rye Meads. Here is the latest post:
A period of water and ice - many parts of the site were flooded when a week of deep freeze came. How did this impact our birds?
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