Bird Ringing at Far Pastures

Northumbria Ringing Group received a Land of Oak & Iron community grant to support the on-going “Retrapping of Adults for Survival” and other general ringing and nest box schemes within our area. Ringing aims to monitor survival rates of birds and collect information about their movements, which support conservation efforts.

The river Derwent is recognised as having some of the highest density of breeding dipper in the UK. The Far Pasture / Lockhaugh site is one of the longest running and most productive British Trust for Ornithology’s Constant Effort Sites Schemes in the UK.