Join us as we explore some of North Wales' hidden gems. We will be walking some of the most beautiful trails in the country and reporting on news, events and activities; both weird and wonderful. We will be trying and testing activities you might not have known North Wales has to offer, some within our comfort zone and others which are very far out!
Tuesday, 22 May 2012
The wonder of bird ringing on Bardsey
Bardsey is owned freehold by a charitable trust, but the main lease is held by the RSPB and the Island also has an active Bird Observatory. So, the study of birds is an important part of island life. To help with this there are many nets in which birds are trapped, bagged, identified, weighed, recorded and then ringed for future reference. From this information a picture can be established of trends in bird life, longevity, migration patterns, population growth and the like.
First the bird is identified and aged and checked for any previous ringing.
Then the bird is weighed
Meticulous records are kept
The birds are then released and seem none the worse for wear.