Repairs and Ringing

Thursday, October 2nd 2014

Tuesday saw an interesting day for volunteers as two of the Belted Galloway cattle escaped from the moorland and spent over four hours evading capture on the training area. Finally, after an exhausting afternoon for everyone involved, they were safely penned into a field near Wathgill. Today our team of volunteers spent time repairing and checking all the fences the cows had damaged on their excursion.

The ringing team have also been busy up at the crater catching Meadow Pipits; to date 1,510 have been ringed along with 16 re-traps. In addition to these, 48 birds of 12 other species have also been ringed including this Yellow Hammer caught earlier today.

Thank you to everyone involved helping in all these activities.


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