We held a recent 'Bird Ringing' event based at the Visitor Centre in Glen Nevis, the first of several planned for the year. The day was an opportunity to learn about birds and their habits and to learn about the importance of Bird Ringing as well as an opportunity to see these birds up close.
A totals of 65 birds were ringed on Saturday 24th Feb:
Chaffinch 26, Blackbird 3, Blue Tit 14, Coal Tit 4, Great Tit 10, Long Tailed Tit 2, Robin 5 and Treecreeper 2. One Coal Tit was already ringed. John will share details on the Coal Tit when he gets them.
A big thank you to John Owen, our licenced bird ringer, for sharing his knowledge and skills. Thank you to those who donated bird food and feeders, including Katharine Ross, of Scotia Town & Country Animal Feeds, Bridge of Weir. The Staff at the Ben Nevis Visitor Centre were brilliant at promoting the event and pointing people in the right direction.
We hope the weather and the birds are good on our next event on:-
Saturday 24th March.
9am – 3pm Drop in/out whenever you like.
Glen Nevis Visitor Centre, Car park, Contemplation wood (Grid Ref NN125730)
Kids are very much welcome, accompanied by an appropriate adult.
Please could dogs be kept away from the bird ringing site.
The event is weather dependent and the birds’ welfare comes first. Windy and rainy conditions will mean the event may be cancelled at short notice.
Warm, waterproof clothing and stout footwear are best.