We’ve had a great morning with members of Northumbria Ringing group as they rung a number of different species including Blue Tit, Great Tit, Long Tailed Tit, Robin, Blackbird and Dipper. Ringing birds is essential if we are to learn about how long they live and when and where they move, questions that are vital for bird conservation. Placing a lightweight, uniquely numbered, metal ring around a bird’s leg provides a reliable and harmless method of identifying birds as individuals. It also gave us a chance to see these beautiful creatures up close. Many thanks to Growing a Greener Britain Grants fund who provided the funding for this free event.