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Sunday, 14 March 2010

Edge Hill University Ringing Demonstration

On Saturday, group members, Dave Fletcher, Brian Hopkins, Pete Fearon and Peter Fearon gave a ringing demonstration to students from Edge Hill University at Mere Sands Wood. Despite the breeze, almost twenty birds were ringed and the students got to see species such as Bullfinch, Tree Sparrow, Chaffinch and Reed Bunting. Participants were also shown around the nets in small groups and shown how the birds are ringed, sexed, aged and measurements taken.

Dave Fletcher shows participants the finer points of ageing Blackbirds