A couple of recoveries of some of our ringed birds have come in;
A Reed Warbler ringed at Holme Pierrepont in August this year was soon the move and was controlled by ringers in Hampshire ten days later.
And an unfortunate Barn Owl is the first of this year's young birds to be reported to us as a road casualty, after being ringed in Clifton wood in June. It met its end near Bingham, so hadn't travelled far.
And we have controlled a few birds too;
A Barn Owl ringed as a chick by Birklands RG near Newark sewage works in May this year, was controlled nearby in Hockerwood, Southwell in August. Another Birklands Barn Owl chick, ringed in July 2013 in Caunton, was controlled close by in Kirklington this October.
Two Sorby Breck birds reported by us were a Mute Swan, colour-ringed in Markeaton, Derbys, in August 2010 which was resighted at Attenborough in May this year. Then a Reed Warbler, ringed at Williamthorpe, Derbys, in August 2012, was controlled at Holme Pierrepont in July this year.
And finally we controlled a Chiffchaff in September this year at Holme Pierrepont which had been ringed as a youngster in August 2013, near Ripon in North Yorkshire.