Chick ringing - the first 3 months2009-11-01 (31)
The first 3 months of the 'natal dispersal' project have elapsed and here is a quick rundown of the stats for 1 August - 31 October. A total of 401 chicks have been ringed. The effort to reach this number was 2657 kms driven and 160 hours spent driving, searching for, and ringing chicks. On average it took 6.6 km and 24 minutes to ring each of these 401 chicks. The northern most chicks were ringed at the Diep River near Blauuberg Road and the southernmost chicks in Kommetjie, a north-south distance of 37 km (but much further by road). Monthly totals of ringed chicks may be found here.