Checking and Chicks

Sunday, May 22nd 2016

At this time of year the bird ringers are out as often as they can checking nest boxes.  This photograph is titled 'Is anyone there?'

Is anyone there?

Another next box checked and details recorded.

Checking a nest box

Wader chicks are also ringed.  They are coming in a variety of sizes.  These Redshank chicks are small.

Redshank chicks

Whilst this Lapwing is larger.  You can just see some of its feathers beginning to appear.

Lapwing chick

Many sites have to be revisited when the chicks are developed enough to be ringed.  All the records taken in the field are transcribed so they can, at a later date, be entered into IPMR.  Thanks to all the bird ringers for their hard work.


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