Re-sighting colour rings is an important part of the ringing scheme. Around the Teifi there are few opportunities to see waders close enough to record the rings as waders are often flushed or too distant. The higher tides push birds onto the sand in front of the Teifi Waterside Hotel, Pembs and Patch on the Ceredigion side of the estuary. Hannah and Liz have spent hours there recently with great results.
A Common Greenshank ringed in Norway on passage at Revtangen Ornithological Station on 6th August 2023
Resighted Teifi Estuary 19th August 2023 978km 13 days
This was a very brief stop over for this Greenshank on what seems a speedy journey south.
This Ringed Plover was ringed on 20/08/2023 in a mid afternoon catch at Llanfairfechan, North Wales. Liz photographed it on the Teifi less than 24 hours later.
Thanks to Steve Dodd for the quick reply. he commented that also of note it was in active wing moult, so was surprised it has moved on.
During July and August we were ringing whenever conditions allowed, but it was a wet and windy spell so numbers were down this year. Also partly due to reduced effort with several of the A ringers away at peak migration times.
The chart excludes some of the commoner resident birds.
With favourable conditions for teaching lamping for a few days this month we successfully caught 10 Ringed Plover and 6 Dunlin on Poppit beach.
White Wagtails pass through the Teifi Marshes on spring migration. 44 were ringed this spring. One ringed on the first session was re-encountered in Iceland 135 days later
AAZ6729 Ringed Teifi Marshes, Ceredigion 04/04/2023
Re-encountered Laugarvatn, Arnes, Iceland 17/08/2023 135 days 1639km NNW
Sedge Warbler AHV3403
Ringed Teifi Marshes, Ceredigion 28/08/2022Subsequently encountered Llangorse Lake, Powys 07/08/2023 344 days 98km ESE
(Wendy J and Rich D)