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Ring and Mend

Thursday, March 24th 2016

It felt ages since I had walked the Woodland Trail above Risedale Beck, again a peaceful start. Signs of Otters prints and spraints along the beck itself.

Robin, a keen bird ringer at FGC, and his nephew came in to do some conservation work, which means a few jobs to tick off on the work list. They were soon brush cutting, and converting a tree which had gone over across a path. To type it like that seems to belittle what they actually did, but it was a good 3 hours work.

 Tony and Mike were straight out on the wetland, and Jackie also gave a welcome hand, plus took down the Outdoor Classroom wormery for a future touch up, and finished the mink raft they had been constructing.


John was back to solving the camera problems at the hides, and also servicing the 4 wheeled trailer.

In the afternoon we were able to put a net out to ring some of the numerous Lesser Redpolls that have been visiting lately. We only had the net out for about 30 minutes and had been able to process a good dozen birds, a lot never ringed before.


The rest of the afternoon was spent getting sorted for the long weekend.

Thank you to all those who helped today.

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