A brief good weather 'window' on Saturday 7th January enabled BTO licensed bird ringing volunteers John and Kirstie to carry out the first Bird Ringing session of 2023. Friends of Nevis Trustee Kirstie wrote the following:
'We managed to get in some Bird Ringing on Saturday in Glen Nevis. For those of you who like to hear about the Greater Spotted Woodpeckers we re-caught an adult female who was particularly noisy.
62 new birds ringed including a good number of the delightful Long Tailed Tits, Siskins, Chaffinches and Coal Tits. We re-caught 23 birds from previous sessions all doing well.
A huge thank you goes out to Alec and Aileen who regularly fill up some of the feeders and bought replacement feeders out of their own pocket. Their regular filling along with a few others people who feed the birds near the site help to keep a good volume of birds coming to the area.
We had a larger team than normal of Bird Ringers at the demonstration in Glen Nevis with 3 Ringers (including 2 trainees) coming all the way over from Inverness/Moray area to join John and Kirstie. Thank you to all.'
If you missed the opportunity then why not come along on one of the dates shown in the post below? We hope to see you there!
A male woodpecker caught during a previous ringing session in Glen Nevis
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.