Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Some recent recoveries

The latest batch of recoveries included a wide variety of species - more than just Barn Owls! A Holme Pierrepont Blackbird found its way 5km to Woodthorpe, a Bunny Tree Sparrow was found after 251 days and a Brack Yellowhammer found its way 5km to Morton. A Kingfisher was 'seen' (goodness knows how...) at Colwick just over a year after having been ringed at HPP and a Sand Martin was caught at Attenborough about a year after being ringed near King's Lynn, 118km away (and after a quick jaunt to Africa). Barn Owls are in there of course, with the most notable being one 2 yr old and two 4yr olds, travelling between 10 and 37km. But perhaps the star bird was a Common Tern ringed in Oxfordshire in 1997and seen at Attenborough this year.

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