12th September 2021
Another Kite sping trapped today.
9th October 2021 - Spring Trapped Kite
Another spring trapped Red Kite today.
Spring Trapping Starts for the Autumn 22 July 2021
The autumn spring trapping started today with two traps put out as there are family parties and hungry young around at present. This proved successful with two Kites caught. Only the second ever adult with a single juvenile.
The Southern Colour Ringing Group rings Red Kite and Buzzard pulli (young in the nest) and traps full grown birds using large spring traps baited with carrion at a site in North Hertfordshire.
Nests are climbed up to by a contract climber and young removed to ring. We also fit coloured wing tags with various year codes allocated to us by the national co-ordinator which allows the birds to be relocated without needing to be recaptured. There are many more bird-watchers looking for colour-marked birds, so this greatly improves our chances of understanding the movements of the birds we are studying. Currently we are fitting Yellow tags with Black letters to Kites and Black tags with White letters to Buzzards.
2018 year totals
2019 year totals
2020 year totals
2021 year totals