The Heligoland Trap

Saturday, January 21st 2012

In the early years of bird ringing at Foxglove Covert the Heligoland Trap was used regularly to catch birds.  Over recent years it has rarely been operated and even with some coppicing, the trees and other vegetation had taken over and in some areas had caused damage to the netting. Last year work was carried out to restore the trap and the mesh was largely repaired.  Today John and Tom returned the feeders to encourage the birds to enter the trap.

Feeder in Heligoland trap

Hopper in Heligoland Trap

Hopefully it will soon be able to be used again to collect the birds for ringing.

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