Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Some recent recoveries

Perhaps not surprisingly, the latest batch include a number of cold weather casualties. Of the 8 Barn Owls recovered, about half were young birds found locally. A couple of other youngsters moved further afield before succumbing with a 1 Kirklington bird travelling 48km into Lincolnshire and a Costock bird moving 99km into the same county.

Besides the owls, a Long-tailed Tit ringed as a 3J at Holme Pierrepont was found dead in West Bridgford garden in cold weather, 7km away.

And then, most surprisingly, we already have details of our Belgian Cetti's - pasted in full below. One can only guess its route to HPP, but it would seem likely that it crossed the channel in 2009 whilst undergoing post-juvenile dispersal and then moved up to the Midlands the following Autumn.

Species:     Cetti's Warbler Cettia cetti            Scheme:     BLB             Ring no:     11139774

Ringing details:
Age: 3
Sex: Unknown
Ringing date: 01-Aug-2009 
Site name: Koksijde, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Co-ords: 51deg 6min N  2deg 39min E

Finding details:
Age: 2
Sex: M
Sex meth: S
Finding date: 10-Oct-2010 
Site name: Holme Pierrepont, Nottinghamshire

Duration: 435 days    Distance: 328 km    Direction: 309deg (NW)

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