Recent activities

Recent activities

  • One in a (quarter) million…

    One in a (quarter) million...

    On Saturday 13 July 2019 the Rye Meads Ringing Group (RMRG) reached an amazing milestone. Read on to find out more details.

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  • It isn’t Slow, and it isn’t a Worm

    It isn't Slow, and it isn't a Worm

    When you go to do a ringing session, you never know what you might encounter. And sometimes it isn't just birds - sometimes it's reptiles!

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  • A close encounter with Tawny Owlets

    A close encounter with Tawny Owlets

    A report on the ringing of our latest brood of Tawny Owls at Rye Meads, from the owl box beside the Scrape

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  • Managing our nestboxes

    Managing our nestboxes

    We monitor and maintain more than eighty nestboxes of various types. National Nestbox Week is a good time to share details of how we look after ours.

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  • Ringing is sometimes a drag!

    Ringing is sometimes a drag!

    Drag netting can be hard work, but it's the best way to catch one of our most enigmatic waders - the secretive Jack Snipe.

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  • Drabs and Dribs

    Drabs and Dribs

    What happens when you get up early on a cold December morning to count the dribs and drabs of the bird world, that you don't normally raise the binoculars for? Brian Milligan found out.

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  • RMRG’s very own D-day

    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

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  • Record-breaking Black-tailed Godwit

    Record-breaking Black-tailed Godwit

    Breaking news....a new record for Rye Meads. Jan Swan explains about an encounter from the morning of Sunday 25th June...

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  • Social media has its uses!

    Social media has its uses!

    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...

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  • Hail to the Emperor!

    Hail to the Emperor!

    At the recent Rye Meads RSPB Fun Day, Site Manager Vicky Buckel produced some Emperor Moth pheromone from the freezer, with startling results.

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