Tuesday, 10 July 2018

More ringing recoveries


Two Turtle Doves were still present at Harrington Airfield this afternoon and at Pitsford Reservoir the Spotted Flycatchers by the Fishing Lodge now have youngsters. Autumnal birds by the Sailing Club this afternoon included two adult Common Gulls and there was also two Yellow-legged Gulls (adult and an early juvenile).

Three ringing recoveries have been received as follows:-

1. An adult male Black-headed Gull was ringed in Germany at a place called Inseln Bohmke und Werder on 21st May 2017 and was then seen in the field at Pitsford Reservoir by Dave Jackson on 19th January this year;

2. A juvenile Reed Warbler was ringed at Stanford Reservoir on 31st July 2015 and this bird was trapped in a mist net at Stortons Pits on 24th June this year when identified as an adult male. 1059 days elapsed between the two captures and although the two sites are only 24km from each other this bird will have travelled to and wintered somewhere in Africa during the last three winters;

3. An adult Collared Dove was caught and ringed at Greens Norton on 1st April 2014 and was found freshly dead at Greens Norton on 14th June this year. In stark contrast to the Reed Warbler, it is likely that the dove rarely left Greens Norton during the last four years!


Neil M

The Black-headed Gull
as seen and photographed
by Dave Jackson.

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