Southern Colour Ringing Group

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Species Ringed Colour ringed
Grey Heron 0 0
Little Egret 13 13
Species Ringed Colour ringed
Grey Heron 0 0
Little Egret 2 2
Species Ringed Colour ringed
Grey Heron 18 0
Little Egret 0 0

Methods

The Southern Colour Ringing Group rings Grey Heron and Little Egret pulli (young in the nest) at two sites in the Lee Valley – Netherhall and Walthamstow Wetlands.

Nests are climbed up to and young removed to ring. We also fit colour rings; Heron (White with black letters and a three digit code) and Egrets (orange on the left leg and black or green on the right leg) 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.

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

2009 year totals

Species Ringed Colour ringed
Grey Heron 25 0
Little Egret 0 0

2010 year totals

Species Ringed Colour ringed
Grey Heron 9 0
Little Egret 0 0

2011 year totals

Species Ringed Colour ringed
Grey Heron 16 0
Little Egret 0 0

2012 year totals

Species Ringed Colour ringed
Grey Heron 18 0
Little Egret 15 15

Grand totals

Species Ringed Colour ringed
Grey Heron 82 0
Little Egret 15 15

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