Steve recently sent round to the group our latest batch of recoveries, which came in from the BTO earlier this week.
There were several local movements of finches, Coot and Mute swans ringed in the North West, but two notable recoveries are listed below.
A Tufted duck ringed in Sefton Park, Liverpool (no doubt a lunch time ringing trip of Steve’s!) on 12/01/2010 as a 5M was caught/drowned in fishing nets at Pelym, Ivdelsky in RUSSIA – 3977km ENE in 847 days. Just goes to show that not all bread eating ducks sit on the same pond all their lives!
A Common gull caught at Nimmo’s Pier in Galway, Ireland on 03/01/2011 was recaptured by ringers on 22/06/2012 at Breiavatnet, Stavanger in Norway, 1113km ENE in 536 days. The ringers also colour ringed the bird – white J5VP.