Mocke River ringing2011-08-22 (138)
The annual ringing demonstration at Mocke River wetland in Cape Town, for the SACS Junior School Enviro Club, organised by Lynne Roscoe. 30 birds were caught and 9 of these were recaptures. Species totals:
Two of the recaptures were birds ringed 4 years ago:
A local resident brought a dead weaver to the ringing session. It was found dead in a garden next to Little Princess Vlei earlier in the week. The bird (ring BE58352) was in virtually full breeding plumage - it had been ringed at Mocke River wetland as a chick, confirming that weaver males reach full breeding plumage by their second year. This is the most recent report-back of a chick ringed for a natal dispersal project .