Following the very popular ‘bird ringing’ demonstration in April, The Donkey Sanctuary is offering bird lovers another chance to watch displays of ringing and to learn about how the animals can be tracked and identified, at a ‘breakfast’ event this May half term.
The demonstration, on Friday 30th May 2014 from 9am to 11am, is priced at £10 per person which includes a bacon roll and a tea or a coffee.
Participants can enjoy an introductory talk followed by the chance to watch licensed ringers catch, ring and record woodland birds. There may be the opportunity to release the birds.
Last month the group caught and ringed a variety of birds including blue tit, great tit, nuthatch, wren and chaffinch. It is hoped this coming session will be even more exciting and varied since the woods are full of fledglings at the moment.
James Chubb, The Donkey Sanctuary’s wildlife expert, says: “This is a fantastic opportunity to get close to wild birds and to learn from the experts. There’s no other way to get so close to wild birds, other than ringing.”
This event is part of our wider work to promote the conservation and stewardship of the land entrusted to us.
Places are limited.
For information or to book please call 01395 573156, Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm.