Ringing a Wood Pigeon – my first adult ringed
Last Saturday, 10th February 2018, I was busy revising for my GCSE exams. The weather was pretty bad and so Dad and I had not gone to the ringing station.
Dad had put some foods out in a trap, as usual, to see if he could catch something. I hadn’t been hopeful.
At 11 am, Dad ran into the house and straight up the stairs to my room. He was really excited and told me that he had caught a Wood Pigeon.
I had ringed a young bird in the nest before at Chew Valley Lake but never ringed an adult.
|Mya-Rose Birdgirl Craig ringing a Wood Pigeon on 10 February 2018
Photograph copyright Mya-Rose Craig
Once I had it in a tight grip, it was really calm and so a lovely bird to ring. It was also actually really beautiful.