Today we had one of our regular groups of students visit to do some volunteering. As they have been working hard over the last few weeks we decided we would do a bird ringing demo with them to show how we monitor the birds in the Park. We caught a few siskins, including a female caught and ringed as a juvenile two years ago. The highlight though was when we took them to check one of our Barn Owl boxes we monitor. Inside the box was this cracking female (image below) who has replaced last years female (see featured image). We rung her quickly, pointed out a few features and popped her back in the box where she settled down. The 2 students and teacher had never seen a live wild owl before so they were certainly buzzing on the way back to the centre. We love inspiring folk here in the Ranger Service.