Special breakfast ‘bird-ringing’ demonstration at The Donkey Sanctuary


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Now that spring has sprung The Donkey Sanctuary is offering bird-lovers a very special breakfast ‘bird ringing’ demonstration to show how birds are tagged so that they can be identified and tracked and so that we can learn more about their fascinating habits

Participants can enjoy an introductory talk followed by the chance to watch licensed ringers catch, tag and record some woodland birds. Maybe even a beautiful woodpecker, like the one pictured. There may be the opportunity to release the birds.

James Chubb, The Donkey Sanctuary’s wildlife expert, says: ““There’s no other way to get so close to wild birds, other than ringing. Working alongside licensed ringing experts, this event will give you the chance to get nose-to-beak with some amazing woodland birds. So don’t miss out!”

The demonstration, on Wednesday 9th April from 9am to 11am, is priced at £10 per person which includes a bacon roll and a tea or a coffee. Places are limited. For information or to book please call 01395 573156.