Ringing: June 2017
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A lovely calm morning before it got too hot. Various fledglings contributed to a total of 23 new birds. Two Lesser Whitethroats and seven Blackcaps were the highlight.
The help of the conservation team was much appreciated when clearing the paths and rides. Vegetation growth is nowhere near as dense as last year but it is good to keep it under control.
Young birds continue to be the main focus as second brood Starlings and House Sparrows continue to mature. After a gap of three or so weeks BAZ the House Sparrow reappeared. Maybe he has nested away from the observatory building this year.
A steady trickle of young birds continue to be the focus of activity. It is good to see such a productive start to the season and there are lots of second broods on the go now. Eleven new birds were ringed today.
Attached is a copy of our ringing policy: 2016 Sandwich Bay Bird Observatory Ringing Group policy