Thursday, 3 January 2013

Recent Recoveries

A good number of recoveries and controls this time round with a variety of species. Controls included:
  • a juvenile Chiffchaff ringed by Sorby Breck RG in August 2012 was caught one month later at Bestwood
  • a juvenile Reed Warbler ringed at Icklesham in August 2010 was caught at Holme Pierrepont in July 2012
  • a juvenile Blackcap ringed in Wanlip, Leicestershire in July 2010 was caught at Holme Pierrepont in September 2012
  • a juvenile Blackcap ringed at Icklesham in September 2010 was caught also at Holme Pierrepont in September 2012
  • a Yellowhammer ringed as a 5 in Flintham in February 2011 was caught in March 2012 at Granby
  • a juvenile Reed Warbler ringed at Holme Pierrepont in July 2012 was caught one month later at Rutland

As usual, Barn Owls featured heavily:
  •  a chick ringed in Lincolnshire in July 2009 was caught again in the same area in July 2012
  •  a chick ringed in Caunton in May 2011 was caught at 6km away in Newark in June 2012
  • a chick ringed in Normanton in July 2011 was caught 18km away in Hathern in September 2012 along with a nestmate ringed on the same day which turned up 21km away in Southall, also in September 2012
  • a chick ringed in Calverton in May 2012 was found dead in the same area in September 2012
  • an adult ringed in Girton in June 2011 was hit by a car 6km away in Carlton in November 2012

The remaining recoveries were as follows:
  • a Great Tit ringed as a youngster in Nottingham in May 2012 was taken by a Sparrowhawk the following month
  • a Moorhen ringed as a 5 at Rushcliffe Country Park was discovered dead 10km away in Sandiacre in September 2012
  • a Goldfinch ringed as a 5 at Rushcliffe Country Park in November 2011 was hit by a car in Ruddington in November 2012
  • a Tawny Owl ringed as a youngster in Newark in May 2011 was found dead in a nearby building in November 2012
  • an adult Reed Bunting ringed at Holme Pierrepont in April 2011 was discovered dead by myself and Chris when we spent some time nestfinding at the same site in May 2012
  • an adult Greenfinch which I ringed in my garden at Cropwell Butler in May 2012 was found dead on the other side of the village only a few days later (not sure if it was significant, but many of this species I handled this summer sadly appeared to be showing signs of trichomoniasis)
As always, it is really interesting to see where our birds come from, where they go and where they end their lives.

Ian

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