Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Recent recoveries & controls, July 2012

Recent recoveries and controls for the group comprised of a number of different species and locations, quite refreshing to see, as usually it feels like Barn Owls make up the majority of data we get back.

A Barn Owl ringed as a chick at Hawton in June 2011 was found dead 8km away at Normanton in February 2012.

A Blackbird ringed in Arnold in January 2012 was found dead in the same area in March of 2012.

A young Great Spotted Woodpecker ringed at Attenborough in December 2011 unfortunately hit a window in February 2012.

And finally a Kestrel which was ringed as a chick in Shelford back in 2010 had been hit by a car near Cotgrave in May 2012, the happy ending being that after rehabilitation it was set to be released back into the wild.

Control birds this time round included a Lesser Redpoll ringed as a young bird at Bestwood in October 2011 which was controlled in Kent, in January 2012 after travelling 247km.

A young Yellowhammer from Lincolnshire, ringed in December 2010 was picked up at Rushcliffe Country Park in Feb 2012 after travelling 79km.

A Goldfinch ringed at Darlton, Nottingham back in April 2010 was controlled at The Meadows, Nottingham in February 2012 after travelling 41km.

Finally a Tree Sparrow did a fair bit of moving from where it was initially ringed at Spurn Bird Observatory in October 2011 to where it was controlled 108km away at Bestwood, Nottingham in February 2012.

Ian

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