Friday, 28 March 2014

From the Teifi to Spain, autumn migration

News from the BTO this afternoon about the movement of two of our Teifi Marsh birds that were caught in Northern Spain on their migration south.

Red line A Reed Warbler ringed on 27th September 2013 was caught in Gasutegiz-Arteaga, Vizcaya, Spain 33 days later - 980km

Yellow line A Sedge Warbler ringed on 23rd July 2013 was caught in Gozon, Asturias 23 days later - 945km

The lines on the map above show the direct route but we have had many recoveries of Reed and Sedge Warblers from Kent and Sussex and along the Loire Atlantique coast in France which fits with birds migrating overland rather than a long sea crossing.

Sedge Warbler
Reed Warbler

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