A review of ringing in 2023

Penduline Tit held in the hand
Once again this year we had to contend with restrictions on access to various parts of the site, as well as disappointing numbers of some birds. But there were some successes nevertheless! For the full list and a summary analysis, read on...

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!