RHS Harlow Carr Ringing Demonstrations



It was a brilliant day for the autumn session of ringing demonstrations at RHS Harlow Carr in Harrogate and it was great to meet so many interested people, of all ages, and to have some interesting birds to show them including an adult female kestrel, nuthatch, bullfinch and goldcrest, one of which was a bird ringed in an earlier RHS HC demonstration and was at least 3 years old.

Below is the totals for birds caught on the day and for the on-going totals from previous ringing demonstrations.

Totals for November 2018

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On-going totals up to November 2018

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Though it wasn’t the best of days for a ringing demonstration, the twice annual visit to the RHS Gardens Harlow Carr by EDRG was a great success with many interested and observant members of the public watching our dedicated team of ringers ring a good number of birds throughout the day. There were lots of questions about how the birds were caught, how you age and sex them and what information was gleaned from ringing birds, all expertly answered by our ringing team. There were good numbers of Coal Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit and Robin to show to those who passed by but other species ringed included, Bullfinch, Dunnock, Goldfinch, Goldcrest, Chaffinch, Blackbird, Long Tailed Tit and Siskin.

A new landmark was also reached as EDRG crossed the 1000 new birds ringed at Harlow Carr since we stated ringing there in 2009, well 1012 in fact. This is a great figure considering that ringing  at Harlow Carr happens only once or twice a year. Below are the totals for birds ringed this time, birds re-trapped and totals for birds ringed since 2009.

Photographs of the day will follow soon.

Ringing totals February 26 2017


Retrap information for birds caught February 26 2017


Ringing Totals at HS Harlow Carr 2009-2017








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