A review of ringing in 2022

A ringer holds a Great Tit chick for reserve visitors to photograph
In 2022 we ringed just under 3,000 birds, well down on our long term average but better than the previous two Covid-impacted years. There were however some records set!

A traveller returns

The Green Sandpiper with colour rings photographed in Skaugdalen in May 2023
We already know from BTO recoveries that wintering Green Sandpipers in the UK normally breed in Scandinavia, but now we have more specific news of where one of the Rye Meads wintering birds goes to breed. It's even been photographed there!

Low Carbon Birding

This excellent new book, including a chapter about Rye Meads, describes how we will all need to consider the carbon footprint of our birding activities in future, and is now available at the RSPB Visitor Centre.