Southern Colour Ringing Group

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Species Ringed Colour ringed
Grey Heron 10 0
Little Egret 0 0
Species Ringed Colour ringed
Grey Heron 3 0
Little Egret 6 6
Species Ringed Colour ringed
Grey Heron 9 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

2015 year totals

Species Ringed Colour ringed
Grey Heron 12 0
Little Egret 6 6

2016 year totals

Species Ringed Colour ringed
Grey Heron 13 0
Little Egret 14 14

2017 year totals

Species Ringed Colour ringed
Grey Heron 16 0
Little Egret 9 9

2018 year totals

Species Ringed Colour ringed
Grey Heron 26 26
Little Egret 37 27

Grand totals

Species Ringed Colour ringed
Grey Heron 171 26
Little Egret 95 85

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