On Saturday 13 April we were invited to host a ringing demonstration at the Bennachie Visitor Centre.
It was a very chilly day but the sun was shining and we had a great turn out with the event fully booked with lots of young people plus a few passers-by getting involved too.
|Photo by Alison Sutherland|
The centre’s well stocked feeding station, complete with blind and automated feeders, made the perfect place to set some mist nets. Although the nets were visible in the strong sun we had a constant stream of birds to show the visitors and ended up with a nice variety of species with highlights including a treecreeper, a goldcrest and a pair of great spotted woodpeckers.
|A 5F goldcrest. Photo by Alison Sutherland|
|The team at the traditional post ringing demo pit stop (a bus on the A96!)|