Friday, 19 February 2010

Some recent recoveries

It's good to see several interesting passerine recoveries in the latest batch. A Reed Warbler ringed in Marston, Lincs, on 12-8-07 was caught at Holme Pierrepont on 5-7-09, a Chiffchaff ringed at Spurn in April of last year turned up at HPP in August, a Siskin ringed in Cumbria in April 2006 found itself in Clifton on Valentine's Day last year and perhaps most impressive of all, a Wren ringed at Attenborough in June 2004 finally met its fate in the jaws of a local cat last October. It was ringed as a 5 so must have been over 6 years old. The BTO record is 6yrs 8 months. Pity that moggy didn't leave it one more season...

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