Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Camp Avalon - 21 Jun 15, Ringing


Camp Avalon - A camp for young birders and inner city teenagers

Everyone took down their tents and headed to the Avalon Marshes Centre for breakfast and a ringing demonstration given by me, my dad Chris Craig and my trainer Mike Bailey from Chew Valley Ringing Centre.  Everyone seemed interested, although one of the loudest boys from Bristol was afraid of holding a bird but did overcome his fear and have a go at holding a few in the end.

Mike then gave us all a talk about ringing and the BTO.


A Camp Avalon attendee holding a Goldfinch, Avalon Marshes Centre, Somerset
Photograph taken by and copyright Young Birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig 



Camp Avalon, ringing workshop
Photograph taken by and copyright Helena Craig 

Camp Avalon, ringing workshop
Photograph taken by and copyright Helena Craig 



Camp Avalon, ringing workshop
Photograph taken by and copyright Helena Craig 



Camp Avalon, ringing workshop
Photograph taken by and copyright Helena Craig 



Camp Avalon, ringing workshop
Photograph taken by and copyright Helena Craig 



Camp Avalon, ringing workshop
Photograph taken by and copyright Helena Craig 



Camp Avalon, ringing workshop
Photograph taken by and copyright Helena Craig 


Camp Avalon, ringing workshop
Photograph taken by and copyright Helena Craig 


Camp Avalon, ringing workshop
Photograph taken by and copyright Helena Craig 


Camp Avalon, ringing workshop
Photograph taken by and copyright Helena Craig 


Camp Avalon, ringing workshop
Photograph taken by and copyright Helena Craig 


I had put my camera trap up the night before, we there seemed to be tracks on the grass.  I had put lots of food down to attract birds and animals.  So in the morning, we got everyone together and played the recording and it was really exciting to see four badgers feeding on the peanuts. We were all buzzing after watching that and it was a real highlight of the weekend.







About the Writer


Young Birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig on Scilly
Photograph taken by and copyright Chris Craig 



Mya-Rose Craig is a 13 year old young birder, conservationist, writer and speaker. She is based near Bristol and writes the successful Birdgirl Blog, with posts about birding and conservation from around the world. She is looking forward to going Mountain Gorilla Trekking in East Africa in the summer and watching Penguins in Antarctica in December 2015, which will be her 7th continent. She has recently been listed with the singer songwriter George Ezra and actress Maisie Williams from Game of Thrones as one of Bristol's most influential young people. Please like her Birdgirl Facebook Page and follow her on Birdgirl Twitter



























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