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What we have learned from our ringing programme

Ringing Review of 2021

A bad breeding season, no access to Thames Water land, further Covid restrictions... Ringing totals were low, but where were the bright spots?

Ringing Review of 2020

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.

Pullus ringing does give interesting results

Reed Warbler
Toby Spall has long been a dedicated nest-finder and pullus-ringer - you may have read his article in the recent issue of BTO News. But he still finds great pleasure in small rewards from this activity, as he explains here.

Ringing review of 2017

Ringing highlights included 10 Little Grebes, 3 Great Crested Grebes, Nightingale and Tree Pipit, and records for Black-headed Gull, Blue Tit, Chiffchaff and Goldfinch.

A review of our wintering Chiffchaffs

After a record year for ringing Chiffchaffs, we await the arrival of wintering birds. Rye Meads is one of the best places in Hertfordshire for wintering Chiffchaffs, but they are not our breeding birds; so where do they come from?