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Yorkshire Coast Ringing Week

  • Filey, North Yorkshire

Are you interested in bird migration? Would you like to come on a YCN nature tour but don’t know what to expect?

Yorkshire Coast Nature supports the East Yorkshire Ringing Group, which holds an annual Ringing Week. Bird ringing allows us to monitor the migration and survival of locally-caught birds and adds to our scientific knowledge of various species, helping us to help them.

This year the Ringing Week will take place from Saturday 19th October to Saturday 26th October and we at Yorkshire Coast Nature will be giving free talks on our nature tours during the week. Watch this space for updates or sign up to receive our newsletter!

Details of the Ringing Week can be read below:

In co-operation with Filey Brigg Ornithological Group Bird Observatory and Flamborough Bird Observatory, we hope to have a number of sites operational on a dawn to dusk basis monitoring bird migration, with the onus on ageing, sexing and any racial differentiation.

The main site at Filey will be the top scrub on the Filey Country Park, with a second site (if birds and staffing permit) at Parish Wood.  Flamborough sites may also be used and will be announced nearer the date.  Other sites may also be operated during the week when staffing is available.

Come and take part in this free annual event, watch ringing demonstrations and see the displays of data collected. Visitors are welcome to watch the ringing of the birds and there will be information available on the BTO ringing scheme and survival and migration of local birds.

Visiting ringers (including trainees) can also join in if they have their permits with them and there will be a small donation towards groups’ activities.

The Ringing Week had been run every October since 1993. Over the years we have trapped in excess of 42,600 birds, including:

Long-eared Owl  24

Great Spotted Woodpecker  37

Olive-backed Pipit  1

Tree Pipit  3

Pechora Pipit  1

Wren  1053

Dunnock  1135

Robin  2537

Nightingale,  2

Bluethroat, 2

Red-flanked Bluetail  3

Ring Ouzel  20

Blackbird  5639

Fieldfare  51

Song Thrush  1059

Redwing  868

Mistle Thrush, 6

Lanceolated Warbler  1

Grasshopper Warbler  6

Sedge Warbler  353

Paddyfield Warbler  1

Blyth's Reed Warbler  1

Marsh Warbler  3

Reed Warbler  70

Booted Warbler  2

Icterine Warbler  4

Sardinian Warbler  1

Asian Desert Warbler  1

Barred Warbler  7

Lesser Whitethroat  70

Whitethroat  162

Garden Warbler  117

Blackcap  710

Greenish Warbler  1

Arctic Warbler  1

Pallas's Warbler  18

Hume's Warbler  1

Yellow-browed Warbler  65

Radde's Warbler  4

Dusky Warbler  4

Wood Warbler  9

Chiffchaff  732

Willow Warbler  1006

Goldcrest  7251

Firecrest  63

Spotted Flycatcher  28

Red-breasted Flycatcher, 12

Taiga Flycatcher, 1

Pied Flycatcher  106

Red-backed Shrike  11

Great Grey Shrike  3

Chaffinch  872

Brambling  253

Greenfinch  6150

Goldfinch  696

Siskin  91

Linnet  2367

Common Redpoll  34

Lesser Redpoll  94

Arctic Redpoll  1

Common Crossbill  9

Common Rosefinch  3

Bullfinch  104

Hawfinch  2

Little Bunting  2

Reed Bunting  400


For information on the event, please e-mail Peter Dunn, EYRG Ringing Officer: pjd@fbog.co.uk