Southern Colour Ringing Group

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6th Jan 2019 - Gadwall added to colour ring total

Species Ringed Colour ringed
Gadwall 1 1
Shoveler 0 0

Today after weeks of observing and working out how Gadwall were behaving and some work to get water levels at a particular height on the scrape we finally had a chance with some good weather forecast to attempt a cannon net catch. We were successful and caught four Gadwall at Rye Meads for the London Duck satellite tracking project.

A short clip of the fire taken by Gary Gardiner can be found at this link here: https://youtu.be/nl-K_9sibrc

All four trackers were deployed and we await the results. All birds were also fitted with a colour ring. 

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Male and Female Gadwall fitted with Satelite trackers at Rye Meads in Hertfordshire (Photos Gary Gardiner).

 

Species Ringed Colour ringed
Gadwall 4 4
Shoveler 0 0

Methods

The Southern Colour Ringing Group is running a project to satellite track duck; specifically Shoveler and Gadwall. The project covers three areas in London - the Lee Valley, the Colne Valley and south-west London reservoirs.

Birds are caught either with cannon nets or in static duck traps. We also fit colour rings to both species (black with white letters and a two character code). 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 this project.

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

2018 year totals

Species Ringed Colour ringed
Gadwall 4 4
Shoveler 0 0

2019 year totals

Species Ringed Colour ringed
Gadwall 1 1
Shoveler 0 0

Grand totals

Species Ringed Colour ringed
Gadwall 5 5
Shoveler 0 0

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