Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Interesting Ringing Recoveries


Some more recoveries have filtered through recently of birds caught and ringed locally and then turning up elsewhere as follows...

D871279 refers to a Blue Tit first caught and ringed at Kelmarsh Hall on 4th April 2014 which was then caught again by a ringer at Carlton, Bedfordshire on 13th December 2014. This bird hatched during the calendar year of 2013 and something later stimulated it to travel 33KM in a SE direction to Bedfordshire;

D871585 refers to a juvenile Blue Tit initially caught and ringed at Pitsford Reservoir on 20th July 2014 which was again caught by a ringer (our ringing secretary Nick Wood) at Hollington Wood near Milton Keynes on 8th February 2015. This is a distance of some 26KM in a SSE direction. It is likely that this bird hatched somewhere at or close to Pitsford Reservoir but is another individual that has moved in a SE direction;

V733982 refers to an adult male Reed Bunting first caught and ringed at Stanford Reservoir on 5th June 2010 which was then caught by ringers operating at Stortons Gravel Pits, Northampton on 8th February this year. Although this is only a distance of 24KM in a SE direction this bird will be six years old this year and possibly older...


Neil M
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