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12th March 2013 - Recent Recoveries

Some nice recoveries in the latest batch from the BTO including one from Portugal. See the recoveries and controls page for more details;

Reed Bunting   -   Brimpton Gravel Pirs, Berks to Nightingale Wood

Robin - Westdown to East Stour, Dorset

Chiffchaff - Nightingale Wood to Forninhos, Portugal

Blackcap - Westown to Icklesham, East Sussex

Blackcap - Nightingale Wood to Ripon, North Yorkshire

2nd March 2013 - Nightingale Wood

First session out since getting back from the BTO ringing expedition to The Gambia. We were joined by Louise who enjoyed her Wood Pigeon, an unusual mist net catch for this site. Total catch was quite low with 31 new and 33 retraps. GD/PD

Wood Pigeon 1, Wren 1, Dunnock 1(3), Robin (4), Blackbird 2, Redwing 1, Long-tailed Tit 4(1), Blue Tit 5(10), Great Tit 1 (6), Chaffinch 6(4), Greenfinch 1, Bullfinch 2(3), Reed Bunting 6(1). 

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Gambia BTO Ringing Expedition

February - THE GAMBIA

Another successful ringing expedition to Kartong in The Gambia with over 1200 birds ringed including some 150 Western Palearctics caught including good numbers of Reed & Sedge Warbler's and lots of common waders. Too many highlights to include them all but below are photos of a Black Egret, White-crested Helmetshrike, Sengal Thick-knee, Purple Glossy Starling, Common Wattle-eye and Matt with an American Golden Plover, the first of this species to be ringed in Africa.

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