Ringing Features

Hengistbury Head Habitat - All photos taken on 9 November 2009
by Kevin Sayer

Scrub Habitat

HHC Forty-Foot Net-Ride - Barred Warbler trapped here in Sept 2008
HHC Sixty-Foot Net-Ride - Adjacent to HHC pond, many chiffchaffs trapped here

Old Ringing Hut in Nursery - Site of 2009 CES project
The foreground shows some cleared ground replanted with native broad-leaved species.
It will be a few years before ringing can be effective here.

Nursery - Signs & fences help to keep unwanted visitors away

Reedbed Habitat

HHC Reedbed Forty-Foot Net-Ride
HHC Reedbed Double Sixty-Foot Net-Ride - Most of our acro warblers trapped here
HHC Reedbed Double Sixty-Foot Net-Ride - After results of recent spring-tides!
HHC Reedbed Double Sixty-Foot Net-Ride - Couldn't get any closer to the Harbour!

Other Habitat

Long Field Cows - My not-so-little helpers!
Land Train passing the Nursery - Used to transport visitors to & from the Beach
HHC Reedbed - Looking across Harbour towards Mudeford

HHC Slipway in use - HHC Reedbed in background
Note water level just below hight-tide mark

View from Nursery towards Christchurch Priory
Note that the reedbed here is not used for ringing as the higher salt content in the Harbour here stunts the growth of the phragmites.