Walthamstow Little Egret on the South Coast
Our third re sighting of one of the Little Egrets ringed at Walthamstow Wetlands was reported, Orange Z Niger T was seen at Brooklands Park, Worthing on 26th October with a number of unringed birds. Thanks to Karen Weston for sending us the sighting.
2A88 in Ireland - more birds from Fishers Green move west
We have just recieved a sighting from Graham Prole from Dublin who has seen one of this years young from Fishers Green. As we ring more birds from this colony it is clear there is a westerly movement and dispersal in their first year. We look forward to more sightings of this bird if it stays in the area for the winter.
You can see a map of this sighting here.
2RNL on the Thames 7th October 2018
Photo Lee Price
2RNL a bird from Fishers Green ringed as a chick on 08/06/2016 seen on the river Thames in October shows a local bred bird appearing to potentially winter in London. This bird was seen in the colony at Fishers Green in May but did not seem to stay and breed. Maybe it has bred at another colony around London but we have no information on any sightings other than the May one.
First sighting of Colour Ringed Grey Heron 3rd October 2018
On 3rd October we had our first sighting of one of the colour ringed Grey Herons, AC1 from Netherhall 4 months and 17 days after ringing. It was on the scrape at Rye Meads and the ring was very obvious which is good to see.
2NRS Black-headed Gull back at Osterley Park
Black-headed Gull 2NRS spent the winter at Osterley Park in 2017 from October to December and is back there again seen on 25th September 2018.