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A Ringers Year: January 2020

4th February 2020

I have just returned from two weeks in the West African Country of The Gambia where I stayed with 12 other volunteers from the UK; at the Kartong Bird Observatory.  […]

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The North East New Year Plant Hunt-Off – The Results

7th January 2020

The Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland’s (BSBI) New Year Plant Hunt is an annual event in which botanists, expert and amateur alike, head out to record the plant species bucking the […]

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A Ringers Year: December 2019

We undertook two ringing sessions near my house this month catching 19 new birds and 10 retraps on the 10th, and 32 new birds with 13 re-traps on the 20th.  The […]

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A Ringer’s Year: November 2019

3rd December 2019

We managed two final ringing sessions at Howick by changing days at short notice to dodge the rain and wind.  On the 2nd we had 29 re-traps and 29 new […]

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A Ringers Year: October 2019

29th October 2019

With just a hint of frost on the 3/10/19 we were able to ring at Howick capturing and processing 63 new birds and 17 retraps.  One of the most notable […]

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A Ringers Year: September 2019

30th September 2019

Before turning to the extensive work we have been able to do at Howick this month I wanted to report that we have now been able to return to the […]

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A Ringers Year: August 2019

3rd September 2019

To say that this year’s mad summer has played havoc with bird ringing (especially at Howick) would be an understatement but first I will bring us up to date on […]

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A Ringers Year: July 2019

30th July 2019

We had our first ringing session of the year at Howick on Friday 19th July catching only 18 new birds but representing 11 different species.  Most notable were the pair […]

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A Ringers Year: May 2019

3rd June 2019

May is the month when the majority of birds nest and we have been very busy Nest Recording and ringing Blue Tits, Great Tits and Tree Sparrows that nest in […]

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A Ringers Year: April 2019

23rd April 2019

April 2019: Most activity this month has been in respect of larger nesting birds but I have done some ringing near home with trainees which netted 14 Siskins (out of […]

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