18 January 2019
Students take part in bird ringing survey on campus
As part of Middle School Biology enrichment, students braved sub-zero temperatures before dawn today to take part in a bird ringing survey at school.
As part of Middle School Biology enrichment, six students braved sub-zero temperatures before dawn today to take part in a bird ringing survey with Alex Tozer and Pippa Tozer of Operation Wallacea and the British Trust for Ornithology.
They used mist nets to capture and identify and ring several bird species then measured and weighed them before releasing them. The data will be used in national surveys of avian fauna and afforded lucky students a rare chance to see some of our native wildlife up close on the school grounds.
We caught a female and male blackbird, a robin, five blue tits, a dunnock, a pair of long tailed tits and a wren.
Alex Tozer is also kindly giving a talk on evolution at the school.