Southern Colour Ringing Group

9009870905_2e819a7798_o.jpg

A little selection of photos from the weekneds catches of Brent Geese on Saturday and mixed Duck on Sunday morning.

PXL 20220227 101538474IMG 9341

IMG 9346

IMG 9358 1PXL 20220227 094209993PXL 20220227 095908364IMG 9337

A nice little run of photos of the fire from Sherry show the net deployment and catching birds.

thumbnail IMG 5344thumbnail IMG 5346thumbnail IMG 5347thumbnail IMG 5348thumbnail IMG 5349

 

This week more sightings of our Kites. 4F has been confirmed again in the Wickham Bishop area in Essex and 2J has been sighted just down the road in Stapleford. This is the first sighting since it was ringed in a spring trap back in September. Pictures of both below.

c4f53885 ed50 4fe9 9126 2873b45e1b75

red kite 2j stonyhills e m1x 07981

We have had our first Common Tern sighted at Dungeness by Martin Cassmore. Clearly on the way south let's hope it gets seen a few more times.

CT5

A quick update on the satellite tracked Brent Geese as of 13th May 2019. Unfortunately we only have one tracker still working. The following is the latest update.

BRAN01 stopped working on 22nd Feb 2019 giving 243 location fixes whilst working all in the Crouch Estuary. We know this bird is still alive and it has been observed in Germany in early May.

BRAN02 is the one transmitter still working and this bird has been working its way along the Dutch coast for the last few weeks.

BRAN03 stopped working on 29th January giving 91 location fixes whilst it worked all in the Crouch Estuary. We know this bird was still alive some weeks after the tracker stopped working as it was observed by David Low at Blue House Farm.

BRAN04 stopped transmitting on 1st May giving 732 location fixes whilst it worked we tracked this bird to Germany and showed some great site fidelity on staging. We are fairly sure from the acvitivy on the tracker that the bird was still alive and well although it has not yet been observed in the field after the tracker stopped working.

BRAN05 this bird died between 17th and 20th April in the German Wadden Sea. It gave 693 location fixes before the bird died. We have no idea of the cause of death as the bird was not recovered and appeared to have died at sea (possibly roosting at night) and was carried by the tide.

The map below shows BRAN02 between 2nd April and 13th May working its way along the Dutch Wadden Sea using islands and the mainland.

BRAN02 MAY 2019

 

All news items

© 2017-2022 Southern Colour Ringing Group

Website design and build by Garganey Consulting