Waveney Valley Colour Ringing Project
This Waveney Valley colour ringing project is a project helping colour ringing BTO (British trust for Ornithology) of our Mute Swans, Little Egrets, Grey Heron, Lapwing and Moorhens.
Coloured Ringing Project
When the Ringing Scheme began over 100 years ago, the primary aim was to find out more about birds’ movements; attaching a uniquely coded metal ring to a bird’s leg allows the individual to be identified if encountered at a later date, revealing the distance, direction and duration of travel. This technique also permits the calculation of ‘vital’ rates (survival and productivity), the key role of ringing in 21st Century conservation (Bird Ringing Scheme - British trust for Ornithology)
Photos above 2019 – Carl Powell and Allan Smith of Waveney bird Club ringing Egret chicks. Colour leg ring, young grey heron in the nest, young grey heron, young Egret.