Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Robin moves from Kent to West Wales!

Some interesting recoveries just in from the BTO

A Robin was ringed by Itchen Ringing Group as a juvenile on 20th July 2013 in Shedfield, Hampshire. 39 days later we caught it on the Teifi  Marshes, Cardigan . (271km)

A juvenile Sedge Warbler ringed in Selborne, Hampshire on 21st August 2013 was caught on the Teifi Marsh 6 days later. (276km) An apparently common migration pattern in the wrong direction as we have several records of movement from the South East to us in August.

Another Sedge Warbler - this time in the right direction! Ringed on the Teifi Marsh on 1st September 2013 and caught 7 days later  in Stodmarsh Kent (410km)

A Goldfinch ringed on Bardsey Island on 18th April 2013 has been caught twice by Chris in his  St Dogmaels garden on the 13th of June and 9th October (77km)

Today's ringing highlights included a few more Siskins including a retrap from last year and this Marsh Tit, ringed in Jan 2012 so now in the garden for the 3rd winter. 

Many of our old bamboo net poles have seen better days, especially those used in the reed bed. Today our new poles arrived, very quickly after ordering. An excellent service and good quality poles from UK Bamboo supplies Ltd. 

1 comment:

  1. I do enjoy this blog - some good recoveries - I read this one & TCs too. Keeps one in touch with Welsh goings on!

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