There is a small ringing hut, with a roaring open fire and all the tools of the experts laid out. Taking measurements and recording the bird is a vital part of this exercise. The rings are retrieved when the birds are recaptured, or more often shot. By plotting the birds' distribution and understanding their movements, a small window into their ecology is opened up, which helps in the conservation effort.
|Teal being measured|
|Teal about to be released|
Here are some other images from the day:
|Looking out towards the Severn Estuary|
|Peter Scott image|
|Female Mallard on the ice|