Monday, 29 May 2017

Pembrokeshire Ringing Group are Chough-ed!

Splendid news that a Chough that was colour ringed on the 20th May 2001 at Porthtaflod Pembrokeshire is resighted on the 5th April 2017 approximately 247 km away by the Calf of Man BO. A time lapse of 5799 days and if you don’t have a calculator to hand, that is 15 years 10 months 16 days. We believe older Chough’s are around but this movement is a bit special for Pembrokeshire.

Pemb's Ringing Group.

Friday, 19 May 2017

Another Whimbrel in West Africa

This years efforts to colour-ring whimbrel at the Gann have been thwarted by either high winds, high tides or other commitments getting in the way and despite good numbers of birds moving through, only two have been ringed. So it was timely that news has just arrived that C96, ringed on 5th May 2013, had been seen in Guinea-Bissau in January this year. This follows a resighting of C52 that was ringed on 14th September 2013 and photographed in Gambia in November, 2016. Both these records are within the main wintering area of British-ringed whimbrel, though the Gambian bird appears to be the first ringing recovery in that country.