SUN: Bird ringing
demonstration, RSPB Lake Vyrnwy, 7am-10am.
To help identify each bird the team has spent weeks carrying out the delicate practice of bird ringing
Mehmet Siki from Ege University's Natural History Center said that a total of 80 storks, all born in Selcuk town of the Aegean province of Izmir, had been marked with a "bird ringing
" technique in an effort to monitor various phases of their lives such as migration, longevity, mortality, population and feeding behaviours.
Then you get the guy who does the bird ringing
- sets up his own nets and records numbers from data." Mr Brassey, whose society has around 400 members, says there is a wealth of knowledge that comes with birdwatching as well as amazing little facts (such as a bird the size of a goldcrest weighs the same as a 2p coin)..
The BTO offers various courses including short and residential courses in bird survey techniques and bird ringing
"We'll have a wide spectrum of activities, including guided nature walks, inspiring talks, bird ringing
and craft activities for children, and we are confident that everybody will have a great time."
This system was designed by Finn Salomonsen, who also established the formal bird ringing
Some of the species on this site are under threat, so being able to support the bird ringing
group's work helps build up an accurate picture- John Mann of INCA
Take part in pond dipping, bird ringing
, dragonfly walks and follow trails around the park.
The meadow hosts bird ringing
demonstrations with the help of Belvide Ringers to give visitors a chance to get up close to familiar garden birds.
DZG visitors got up close to a number of native feathered friends during bird ringing
She also volunteers at Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens in Ponteland, helps rehabilitate hedgehogs and is working towards gaining her bird ringing
licence with the Coastal Conservation group at Whitburn.
Between 11am and 3pm there will be a flock of activities on offer, including bird box and bird feeder making, bird ringing
demonstrations and bird spotting with the experts.
Wednesday, "Bird Ringing
in Ghana", talk by Steve Dodd, Bangor University, 7.30pm (birdsinwales.org.uk/bangorbirdgroup).
A link to the new survey can be found at www.rsst.org.uk BOXING CLEVER A WILDLIFE charity has donated pounds 500 to the Northumbrian Bird Ringing
Group for the purchase of much-needed barn owl nesting boxes.