Joined up with some of the Rye meads gang for some Heron/Egret ringing. Only a handful of the former were rung with alot of the nest's still containing eggs or very small young, so hopefully back for another go in a few weeks.
A quick egress and exit is required for minimal disturbance.
These birds about 2.5 weeks old.
this one nearer to four weeks.
Great to see these prehistoric like birds close up and can certainly be a handful with those sharp claws and dagger like bill.
On returning this bird to its nest I managed to cop a big shit right in the boat race too..... that will teach me not to look upwards!!!