Sunday, 29 March 2015

Recent Recoveries

Nine recent Barn Owl recoveries have come in. Five were found in February this year:
  • A chick ringed in Watnall in June last year, made it to Hykeham near Lincoln, where it was killed on the roads.
  • Another chick was ringed in Brock Hill, Leics, in 2011. It was found freshly dead in the same area.
  • A Lambley born bird was ringed in July last year and got hit on the roads near Bingham.
  • A young bird ringed in Halam, Southwell was also a victim of the roads, being found in Wymeswold.
  • A bird ringed as a chick in Stragglethorpe in 2005, not too far from Holme Pierrepont, was eventually killed on the roads, 10 years later in Cosby, Leics.
In March, a further four Barn Owls were reported:
  • Yet another Road Casualty, this time a young bird ringed in Hawton last June, found in nearby Shelton.
  • Another youngster, ringed in Clifton Wood in June 2013, was found not too far away, in Draycott, having been predated by a mystery animal.
  • A bird ringed as a youngster in Caunton last June was killed on the railways near North Muskham.
  • And finally, a bird ringed as a breeding adult in Bunny last June, was found dead in the same area.
And now the non-Barn owls:
  • A Blackbird ringed in Hucknall in June 2012, was found dead in the same area 3 years later in March this year.
  • A net-friendly Blackcap which was originally ringed as a 3J female on 20/8/14 in Bestwood, was controlled twice in the space of 5 days by the Farlington ringing group in Warsash, near Southampton, in September of the same year.

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