A few weeks ago, in the (unseasonably) glorious sunshine, our Juniors were lucky enough to enjoy a morning of bird ringing, demonstrated by our President Trevor Bourgaize at Le Grand Pre Nature Reserve.
We had a brilliant time with a very engaged group who were captivated seeing wild birds up close as they were measured, weighed and rung. Throughout the morning 9 birds were caught, with a special highlight of a Goldcrest. (We also had a great time looking at the moths which had been caught overnight).
Thank you again to Trevor and his trainees for taking the time to demonstrate this fascinating practice to our Juniors, and fingers crossed events such as this will inspire the next generation of bird ringers!!
[Ringing was undertaken under licence]
📸 © Emma Boughey