Southern Colour Ringing Group

Species Ringed Colour ringed
Common Tern 7 7
Species Ringed Colour ringed
Common Tern 9 9
Species Ringed Colour ringed
Common Tern 13 13

Methods

The Southern Colour Ringing Group rings Common Tern 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 'C') 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 breeding sites.

If you see a bird with one of our colour rings, please use the submission form or send details (ring-code, date, location, species) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Ringing totals

2019 year totals

Species Ringed Colour ringed
Common Tern 10 7

2020 year totals

Species Ringed Colour ringed
Common Tern 16 16

2021 year totals

Species Ringed Colour ringed
Common Tern 16 16

Grand totals

Species Ringed Colour ringed
Common Tern 42 39

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