My First morning bird ringing...

Today I went bird ringing for the first time. I have always wanted to do bird ringing but I never knew how I could. So the other week I went on the BTO website and found out where I could find a trainer. Luckily I found one only 20 minutes away from me in Horsham. 

So I arrived there at 8:30 this morning. Although I am only 12 I can still learn how to do it and I can train for a 'C' permit when I am 14. Firstly me, my mum and my trainer went round all the nets and found a Blackbird, a group of Long-Tailed Tits including juveniles and a young robin. After this we went back to take the details of the birds and ring them if they didn't have a ring on them already. Unfortunately, It started to rain and we had to check and take down the nets. We found a young Wren which I was allowed to hold and let go of. As there is a river there we heard Kingfishers call twice as well as young Blue Tits and a Garden Warbler. We also saw a group of House Martins flying around in the sky. 

Hopefully this is the first of many bird ringing sessions I will be blogging about. 


  1. What a lovely way to spend a morning. Shame about the rain.

  2. Shame you didn't get any pics of you holding any of the birds. Sounds like a great first day ringing.


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