Multiple sessions available from 20 Sep 2022 to 28 Oct 2022

Lytchett Heath, Lytchett Bay Nature Reserve, Sandy Lane, Upton, Poole, Dorset, BH116 5LU, United KingdomView map

Bearded Tit (male)Female Bearded TitRinging table

Following the popularity of our Bearded Tit ringing demonstrations last year, we're delighted to announce a new series of dates this autumn at Lytchett Heath in partnership with Stour Ringing Group.

Rocking a striking appearance and illusive nature, Bearded Tits delight every birder. However, their strategy of breeding deep in the heart of the reedbeds that fringe the harbour can make them a difficult species to connect with in the field. With thanks to Dorset Wildlife Trust and Amphibian & Reptile Conservation Trust for permitting access to run these events, guests will have the opportunity to experience a unique insight into the bird ringing scheme and monitoring of this elusive reedbed-specialist, as well as a chance to familiarise yourself with a whole suite of other autumn migrants, offering the perfect opportunity to go through their key ID features up close and explain how to quickly recognise each species in the field. 

Discover why the ringing scheme is so important and how it contributes to our understanding of migrations, population changes and survival rates. The events will showcase the ringing process, demonstrate how and why different biometrics are taken and learn more about this important conservation work.

Bird ringing will take place outdoors so please dress suitably for the weather conditions. Please note that the event is dependent on the weather conditions keep bird welfare in mind.

Tue 20 Sept - Bearded Tit Ringing Demo - 8AM to 10AM

20 Sep 20228:00 - 10:00Add to calendar

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Per person£15.00

Fri 07 Oct - Bearded Tit Ringing Demo - 8AM to 10AM

7 Oct 20228:00 - 10:00Add to calendar

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Per person£15.00

Fri 14 Oct - Bearded Tit Ringing Demo - 8AM to 10AM

14 Oct 20228:00 - 10:00Add to calendar

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Per person£15.00

Fri 28 Oct - Bearded Tit Ringing Demo - 8AM to 10AM

28 Oct 20228:00 - 10:00Add to calendar

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Per person£15.00