Friday, 27 June 2008

Ringing Pending

Our annual ringing event for the young Ospreys is coming up, and if you've seen the size of the chicks this week ( now looking uncannily like mini adults ) you will be unsurprised that we are keen to do the ringing before these little beauties start flying!

The ringing process is undertaken by licensed experts and is done with the greatest of professional care for the birds' welfare. It is the only time in their lives they are ever handled, and it is our only chance to meet them face to face after watching their early days on camera.
The process is painless and involves a short removal from the nest for weighing, measuring, a health check by a wildlife vet and the identity rings' attachment to their legs.

We hope to ring our birds early next week, weather permitting, and we will endeavour to beam live coverage of the event into the centres and the webcam as it happens so you can enjoy the view.

So stay tuned.

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