Saturday 20 August 2022

Stormies, Terns and Totals..

Storm Petrels - a couple of movements involving a previous year.

- our July 2022 dates are prior to us suspending our seabird activity.

Storm Petrel at Mwnt

Storm Petrel 2758582

Ringed Skokholm Island, Pembs 17/07/2021

Re-encountered Mwnt, Ceredigion  17/07/2022 365 days 67km NE

Storm Petrel 2649728

Ringed Port Iago, Llangwnnadl, Gwynedd 31/07/2021

Re-encountered Mwnt, Ceredigion  17/07/2022 351 days 78km S


Totals...Since our last blog at the end of June.

Some of these are part of specific projects such as Reed Bunting and Reed Warbler RAS and our Garden CES. The interim results of these studies will be looked at in more detail in the next blog.

Nice to see the numbers of our study species, Linnets, House Sparrows, Reed Warblers and Reed Buntings. A high proportion of these are this year's fledged juveniles.

Passerine Movements ...

Sedge Warbler APP4161

Ringed  Isle of Aran, North Ayrshire 27/07/2022 Clyde Ringing Group

Re-encountered Teifi Marshes, Ceredigion 18/08/2022 22 days 379km S

Sedge Warbler on its first migration south

This movement is our first Sedge Warbler from west Scotland where presumably fledged. Rarely do we get recoveries of warblers from their breeding grounds, most are of birds going south after ringing by us, or returning passage birds.
Sedge Warbler ATP4796  

Ringed Icklesham, Sussex Rye Bay Ringing Group 28/08/2021

Re-encounteredCors Caron, Ceredigion 08/07/2022 314 days 352km WNW

Lesser Redpoll  ATT0847 Wessex Ringing Group

Ringed Blashford Lake, Dorset 12/03/2022
Re-encountered Ty Rhyg plantation, Pembs 09/08/2022 150 days 242km WNW

The regular southbound passage of Sandwich Terns  through the Teifi in late July gives us a chance for some colour ring sightings. Up to 50 Terns per day have been seen this year, including many juveniles. We are grateful to Hannah Cook for sending us photos of some colour ringed birds for us to submit.

Sandwich Tern from Ynyslas 

Details of waders and Terns colour ringed by Mid Wales ringing Group can be entered directly here

Mid-Wales Ringing Group colour ring reporter

giving an instant report and map without the need to email the ringer. A very useful tool created by Stephen Vickers.

Red KZN ringed at Ynyslas

Sandwich Tern Yellow KFS was another bird photographed on the 25th by Hannah.

This adult Sandwich Tern was ringed as as a chick in 2017 on Lady's Island, Wexford , Eire and was last seen in Shearwater Bay, Namibia last October. (2021) 

Sandwich Tern Yellow KFS

A juvenile Sandwich Tern with an orange flag KEV seen on 26th July had been ringed at Cemlyn lagoon, Anglesey on 20th June 2022.

(Rich D and Wendy J)