Friday, 17 June 2011

Roving Redpolls and Others

We received the details from the BTO yesterday of a bunch of recoveries. Some of these we had been waiting for, but one or two were unexpected. The first map below shows the movements of some Lesser Redpolls that we controlled and the details are as follows:

L583607 - Moss House Farm, Out Rawcliffe - 27.3.11
                  Calf of Man Bird Observatory - 16.4.11
                  20 days - 130 km - 280 deg (W)

L291656 - Copeland Bird Observatory, Northern Ireland - 15.10.10
                  Rossall School, Lancashire - 9.4.11
                  176 days - 184 km - 119 deg (ESE)

L743076 - Spurn Bird Observatory, East Yorkshire - 3.11.10
                  Rossall School - 10.4.11
                  158 days - 212 km - 279 deg (W)

R066772 - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire - 22.3.11
                  Rossall School - 9.4.11
                  18 days - 290 km - 326 deg (NNW)

T667199 - Copeland Bird Observatory - 14.10.09
                  Rossall School - 9.4.11
                  542 days - 184 km - 119 deg (ESE)

 Lesser Redpoll recoveries

Lesser Redpoll

We also received details of a Sedge Warbler that Phil and Will ringed at Moss House Farm on 11th July 2009 that was controlled in Treogat, Finistaire, France on 10th August 2009 some 673 km to the south. See map below.

Sedge Warbler control

Juv Sedge Warbler but not THE juv Sedge Warbler

3 comments:

Craig said...

Fantastic batch of recoveries. Keep up the good work, any sign of that french Sedgie this year?

Craig said...

Fantastic batch of recoveries, any sign of the French Sedgie at the Nature park this year?

Fleetwood Birder said...

Nothing as yet Craig. Cheers, Seumus