Thursday, 16 May 2013

More recoveries - Swans on the move

Among the batch of recent recoveries we've had from the BTO were a load of Mute Swan recoveries, most of these were ring reads at Whitlingham, where we ring the birds, but a few birds went elsewhere.

Some Mutes moved out into the broads: W**537, 539 and 540 were all rung on 29th February 2012 as young birds, possibly a family. 537 & 540 moved to Hoveton and were alive and well having their rings read in November. Sadly 539 was taken out by powerlines in March at Cantley, was he/she with the others at this time?

A Mute Swan, ringed at Bure Marshes as an adult in August 2010, found its way all the way to west Wales where it was found dead in March 2013.

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Another great foreign report came from a Willow Warbler; ringed as a recently fledged juvenile at our CES in the broads on 11th July 2012, it was then retrapped by a ringer on its spring migration in northern Spain on 8th April 2013. Wonder where it spent the winter? Hope it made it back to UK from Spain.

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