Friday, 3 July 2015

First Ringing at Desford Sand Martin Wall.

 We managed to ring our first young Sand Martins from the artificial wall located at Desford Lakes.
 Chris checking the nests.
 Each hole was numbered so we can record how successful the wall is over the coming years. Of the 80 holes 31 were or had been used this year.

 Some nests had eggs, but in this case chicks were just in the process of hatching. We will return to ring these birds when they are bigger.

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