Wednesday, 19 January 2011

A couple of ringing recoveries to pass the time - 19th January 2011

I'm still not able to post a trip report per se, but I made a trip down to the Menai Bridge this evening to try and get some photos of it at night. This is something I have been wanting to do for a while. Tonight was the first night that I have been doing very little and the weather has been right, so off I went. I saw a surprising amount of birds considering it was dark: Grey Heron, 3 Oystercatcher, 5 Herring Gull, 4 Redwings (heard only) and a calling Tawny Owl on the walk back to the Ffriddoedd site halls.
Whilst I'm on blogger, I feel I should post a couple of ringing recoveries that I have observed in the last month or so.
Above - X874069 - A) Betley, Staffordshire. B) Preston, Lancashire

Chaffinch - X874069 - Ringed 15/11/2009 Betley, Staffordshire
Recovered 16/12/2010 Fulwood, Preston (PR2 9RF), Lancashire (395 days, 60 Miles from ringing location)

Herring Gull - GA40230 ?
(info on this bird still hasn't come, but was recovered as an Adult in winter plumage on 19/12/2010 at Preston Docks, Lancashire)

Black-headed Gull EX5415- - Ringed 10/12/2010 Preston Docks
Last digit wasn't read because snow was covering it! What are the chances of that happening in Britain often?) Recovered 19/12/2010 Preston Docks

Mute Swan - Blue Darvic BX4 - Ringed 24/09/2006 CEGB Pools, Fleetwood
Recovered 03/01/2011 Fleetwood Marine Lakes

Whooper Swan - CY4841 - Ringed 29/12/2010 Fleetwood Marine Lakes
Recovered 03/01/2011 (I was hoping for something a little more long distance tbh!)

Coot - GR25056 (Right - Dark blue, BTO. Left - light blue, light blue) - 31/11/10 Southport Marine Lakes
Recovered 05/01/2011 Preston Docks (distance 14 miles)

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