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Namibian ringers get-together, Kakuse farm, 13-16 May 2010

2010-05-19 (61)

36 people attended the 2010 Namibian ringers' get-together (RGT) at Kakuse farm near Tsumeb. The first RGT was held at Wiese farm in 2004. Nearly 300 birds were ringed with Blue Waxbills and Red-billed Quelea being the most often caught species. Not all ringers came to ring birds, however; some attended simply to enjoy the wonderful social atmosphere at these get-togethers. Read more about this event here.

Weavers that have been ringed here previously are White-browed Sparrow-weaver, Southern Masked Weaver and Red-billed Quelea. Red-billed Buffalo Weavers breed here. Chestnut Weavers have visited but were not seen on this visit.