23rd May 2018 Seventy Acres Lake - First visit to Rafts
The first visit to the rafts at Seventy Acres Lake was made today primarily to count nests. There were a few young Black-headed Gulls to ring and it was pleaseing to count some Common Terns that had laid. Final total count for the morning was 142 pairs of Black-headed Gulls and 9 pairs of Common Terns. We will probably make a visit to ring more gulls next weekend. One bonus was on counting some gulls that had nested on wire cages for fish refuges we discovered a Pochard sitting on a nest which trapped itself in the cage. A quick grab and it wa secured for Adam to gain a ringing tick!
Fishers Green visit 4 July 2017
Fishers Green visit 13 June 2017
The Southern Colour Ringing Group rings Black-headed Gull pulli (young in the nest) nesting on rafts at Fishers Green in the Lee Valley Regional Park.
In addition to a conventional BTO metal ring, we also fit colour rings (yellow with a black code starting with '2') which allows the birds to be relocated without needing to be recaptured. There are many more bird-watchers looking for colour-ringed birds, so this greatly improves our chances of understanding the movements of the birds from the Lee Valley breeding site.
2015 year totals
2016 year totals
2017 year totals
2018 year totals