Sunday, 6 February 2011
Of a dozen or so Barn Owl recoveries, most were local birds found after a year or two. However, one bird moved 69km into Lincs and we also controlled 2 NNRG birds (one from 2005) and a Birklands RG bird. Two Kestrels were recovered after two years, both locally, but a Black-headed Gull ringed as a chick at Attenborough flew 115km to Manchester where the ring was read in the field after only 3 months. Of three Greenfinch recoveries, 2 were local, but one of Mick P's from Hucknall turned up at Gibraltar Point two months after ringing. Lastly, the control Willow Warbler we caught at HPP last year had been ringed the previous season at Wanlip Gravel Pits in Leics.