20th September new Kite in Spring Trap
A chance attempt with the spring trap resulted in a Juv Red Kite this morning.
17th July another Juvenile Kite
Another juvenile Kite caugh in spring trap this morning - a good autumn so far.
Another Juvenile Kite spring trapped 16th July 2020
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.