Saturday, 8 January 2011

Recent Recoveries

As usual, Barn Owls feature prominently with a dozen reported. Amongst these, the eldest was a four year old bird and the furthest afield went to Shropshire. Of two Kestrels found, one barely made lived a month after fledging, whereas the other lasted 3 years and moved 14km. A Mute Swan ringed at Ruddington found its way to Attenborough but then appeared to be eaten by something and a couple of Tree Sparrows were found at the Bunny colony a year after ringing.
The two longest movements were both migrant warblers. A Sedge ringed as a 3 at Holme Pierrepont on 18 July, was caught just 5 days later on 23 July on the south coast at Icklesham in Sussex. Then a Reed Warbler ringed in Spain in August 2007 as a young bird on southward migration was trapped at HPP in July 2010 presumably about to start off on its fourth trip to sub-Saharan West Africa.

1 comment:

  1. Where in Spain was ringed Reed Warbler?, it would be interesting to know that information.
    Thanks, Fernando Gavilan.