Thursday, 6 November 2014

Incredible Goldcrest recovery

Just a few days ago we had our first session at our winter feeding site in Horsford Woods, three days later and we've just heard from the BTO about one of our Goldcrests ringed there last December. This bird was retrapped on the 11th September on the island of Eggegrund, on East coast of Sweden, an incredible 1334 km North East of us!

There is a bird observatory there which caught this presumably on its Autumn migration so I wonder how much further North East it has spent the summer! Wouldn't it be great to catch it again this winter...

The bird followed a similar trajectory (though in reverse) to our other long-distance Goldcrest as mentioned previously on the blog back in 2011 -