Monday, 10 August 2015

Recent recoveries

The first recovery from the Attenborough Sand Martin hide colony has been reported. A bird ringed as a nestling there on 16 June this year was controlled 130km south in Kent at Shorne Marshes. Hopefully we will start to see more recoveries of these birds as more move south, after a pretty successful second year of monitoring.

Several Barn Owls have been recovered during various box-checking excursions around the East Midlands:
  • a bird controlled at Halam near Southwell on 15 June had originally been ringed the year before as a chick in nearby Edingley by North Notts RG
  • another was controlled in Bottesford in June, having been ringed in 2011 in Brandon, Lincolnshire by another group
  • a bird controlled in Kinoulton on 22 June was originally ringed in Gonalston in 2010
  • a bird controlled in Kirklington on 21 June was originally ringed 6 years ago, nearby in Upper Hexgreave, near Southwell

There has also been some decent controls of some of our more common passerines.

A Greenfinch (not that common!) was controlled at Bestwood on 29 June, and had originally been ringed at Stanford Reservoir in Northamptonshire in October last year.

A Blackcap which had also been ringed at Stanford reservoir in September last year was controlled by us at Holme Pierrepont on 26 April this year. The same day we also controlled another Blackcap, which had also been ringed in September last year, at a site near Warrington.


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