Tuesday 11 September 2018

Recoveries - - Home and Away

Our 1st Grasshopper Warbler recovery, an adult ringed on 28th April 2018 at Charlie's Fygyn Common site near Brechfa Forest in Carmarthenshire was re-encountered on Squire's Down, Gillingham, in Dorset on the 30th August 2018

9 Grasshopper Warblers have been ringed on Fygyn Common this year compared to none across the Teifi Marsh sites and just 1 at Goodwick Moor.

Back in January / February 2012 we made a 3 week ringing trip to Uganda. We captured 3 species of Nightjar including just one Long-tailed Nightjar

Two days ago on the 9th September Malcolm Wilson posted..

 "Went out for a dazzle with the torch and net, only got one bird, but what a bird! Long-tailed Nightjar that we ringed in January 2012!!
Almost got a Water Thick-knee, but there was a hippo standing just behind it and my net wasn’t big enough..!"

We don't have a photo of the bird when it was originally ringed but this is a blog post about the day it was caught and location. Some Plain Nightjars were ringed that night too.
Uganda 2012, Long-tailed Nightjar

I am back ringing with Malcolm in Uganda in November....... what recaptures and new data awaits us.

Back to nearer home, Jenny one of our trainees joined Wendy and I on Skokholm for the weekend, a short 3 night trip with the ringing of young Manx Shearwaters the priority...

 Of course a bit of migrant ringing too, with this Wryneck being the highlight...

Andrew and Alison, two of our other trainees couldn't make the Skokholm trip due to participating in the joint BTO /  Gower Ringing Group training course - -some highlights soon. Looking forward to highlights from Charlie too, out ringing in Mongolia as I write.
We are introducing Alison to lamping on the Teifi tonight, this juvenile Bar-tailed Godwit the highlight amongst the Dunlin and Ringed Plover caught last night.

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