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Water Bird Ringing tomorrow at Rondevlei

The weather is looking good for water bird ringing at Rondevlei (False Bay Nature Reserve) tomorrow. We will be targeting the colony of Glossy Ibis tomorrow and other water birds we might find in the reed beds.

If any FOZR members would like to assist there is space for four people to come along on the boat to assist. This entails entering the reed beds to capture the young ibis and help ring them before being returned to the nests. A wet suit, sunhat and sun cream is recommended.

Start time 09:00 at Rondevlei; we should be done by 12:00.

Some photos below show last years water bird ringing.

One of the species we will try ring tomorrow.

Glossy Ibis chick, one of the species we will try ring tomorrow.Water bird ringing on Rondevlei  (2013)

A rung Glossy ibis chick with a unique metal ring and a unique plastic ring that can be read at a distance. Such markings help determine how old these birds live and where they disperse to.

A rung Glossy ibis chick with a unique metal ring and a unique plastic ring that can be read at a distance. Such markings help determine how old these birds live and where they disperse to.

Black-crowned Night Heron chickGlossy Ibis chick on nest

Pictures of water bird ringing at Rondevlei (2013).

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