Thursday, 20 November 2014

Recent Recoveries

We have had some more birds controlled by others over the past few months, as well as a number controlled by SNRG members.

A couple of non-barn owls first: a cormorant which was ringed as a chick in April last year was reported from its colour rings at Priory Water near Melton Mowbray in October this year. The colour rings must be distinctive as it has also been sighted at Cossington a couple of times in March and September.

A Sand Martin, ringed as an adult in May this year near Ratcliffe-on-Soar was controlled by us at Newthorpe a month later.

And 7 individual Barn Owls:

One ringed in Bunny as a chick in July 2011 was found dead as a road casualty in nearby Wymeswold this October.

A bird ringed as a chick in Collingham in August 2012 was retrapped by North Notts RG in Sutton-on-Trent 2 years later in August 2014.

North Notts controlled another bird in Sutton-on-Trent that was ringed by SNRG, just over the river in Girton as an adult in September 2010. They retrapped it twice, once in June this year and again in August.

Barn Owls we have controlled include -

A bird in Muston in May this year, which was ringed as a chick in Lincolnshire in June 2011.

Another May bird in Muston which had travelled all the way from Suffolk where it was ringed as a chick in August 2013. Normal barn owl recoveries are local birds, but this one is from 136km away, quite a good distance for this species

A bird controlled in June in Girton, had originally been ringed as a chick in near Peterborough in June the previous year.

...and a bird originally ringed in Ruskington Fen Lincolnshire, in September 2013 as a chick, was controlled in Long Clawson in May this year.


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