Bird ringing at Rondevlei Nature Reserve. by Gavin Lawson.
Photographs by Lynn Roscoe, Damian Gibbs, Dieter Oschadleus, Eva van Belle.
Join Dieter Oschadleus ringing at Rondevlei. It is geared to demonstrating ringing to the general public and is ideal for families with children – note that there is a small entry fee to Rondevlei. Takes place on the second Saturday of the month, 8am – about noon.
Ringing will be canceled if it is raining or during high winds.
Also check this online calendar for ringing dates http://weavers.adu.org.za/ring_cal.php to verify the correct times and venues.
tel 021 650 2421
See these links to some excellent photographs by Dalton Gibbs of waterbird chicks being ringed at Rondevlei on 23 January 2014.
In the photos below, Dieter is demonstrating aspects of a Cape Weaver. Felicity Ellmore is clamping the ring in position on the Cape Spurfowl’s leg and Dalton Gibbs is holding the bird.
They are selecting the correct ring size from the box for the bird to be ringed.
The Rondevlei Nature Reserve staff are carrying all the equipment for the mornings ringing.
We also have fun and go into” the jungle” too. We certainly encourage young people to come along.
What to do if you find or see a bird with leg rings?
If you find a dead or an alive bird, with metal or plastic rings, please note the following;
the place (co-ordinates) if you can
your contact details
Send the information to;
University of Cape Town,
ph 021 650 2421 or 021 650 49982
fax 021 650 3434