Sunday, 16 July 2017

CES 8 - another record catch

Sunday 16th July 2017

Dave, Stu, Joe, Linda, Sadie, Clare

Calm, cloudy conditions and mild - perfect.

Whitethroat 6/3,  Dunnock 5/2,  Chiffchaff 21/1,  Reed Bunting 6/4,  Willow Warbler 3/0,  Wren 2/1,  Reed Warbler 20/11,  Sedge Warbler 14/6,  Lesser Whitethroat 2/0,  Blackcap 3/1,  Garden Warbler 1/1,  Song Thrush 2/0,  Blackbird 1/0,  Robin 1/0,  Bullfinch 4/0,  Blue Tit 5/3

Total species 16 - total ringed 129

Sunday, 2 July 2017

CES 7: Another excellent catch , plus Baxter's

Sunday 2nd July 2017

Dave, Stu, Joe, Stephen, Linda, Sadie

Another excellent catch - second best total for a session.  Dave and Joe also went over to Baxter's to see what was about there.

CES 7: 

Reed Bunting 2/2,  Sedge Warbler 8/4,  Bullfinch 1/1,  Wren  5/0,  Whitethroat 3/0,  Song Thrush 4/0,  Reed Warbler 11/5,  Blue Tit 9/3,  Blackcap 1/0,  Chiffchaff 12/2,  Dunnock 2/1,  Robin 1/1,  Long-tailed Tit 8/6,  Garden Warbler 1/0,  Great Tit 1/0,  Lesser Whitethroat 1/0

95 birds. 

Also caught over Baxter's:

Great Tit 1/0,  Wren 4/0,  Reed Warbler 8/3,  Willow Warbler 1/0,  Reed Bunting 2/0,  Pied Wagtail 0/1,  Chiffchaff 9/2,  Goldfinch 5/0,  Sedge Warbler 8/2,  Dunnock 1/0,  Long-tailed Tit 0/1,  Blue Tit 3/0,  Bullfinch 1/0,  Blackcap 1/0

53 birds

Sunday, 25 June 2017

CES 6 - record breaking catch

Sunday 25th June 2016

Dave, Stu, Joe, Sadie, Linda

We caught 118 birds, which beats the low 90s best ever for a CES session, as well as being more than double the equivalent for previous years :  2016: 51, 2015: 56, 2014: 31

Garden Warbler 1/1,  WaterRail 1/0,  Reed Bunting  3/1,  Reed Warbler 11/11,  Blue Tit  21/3,  Chiffchaff  18/6,  Long Tailed Tit 1/0,  Sedge Warbler  8/6,  Dunnock 2/2,  Wren 2/2,  Whitethroat 4/0,  Robin 2/2,  Lesser Whitethroat 1/0,  Blackcap 1/0,  Song Thrush 1/0,  Blackbird 2/2,  Yellowhammer 1/0,  Bullfinch 1/0,  Kingfisher 1/0

Total of 19 species ...

Also seen:  Lapwing, Oystercatcher,  Grey Heron,  1 Green Sandpiper (in new pool in reedbed)

Sunday, 18 June 2017

CES 5 - excellent warbler catch

Sunday 18th June 2017:

Dave, Stu, James, Joe, Steven, Sadie, Clare.

Hottest day of the year forecast - 30C+, started 13C and sun soon up.  However, catch not as seriously affected as feared - best numbers for CES 5 in past 4 years:

Blackcap 2/0,  Chiffchaff 8/0, Sedge Warbler 5/3,  Whitethroat 5/0,  Reed Warbler 16/2,  Blue Tit 15/0,  Goldfinch 1/0,  Wren 1/0,  Garden Warbler 1/0,  Blackbird 2/0,  Great Tit 3/0,  Robin 2/1,  Dunnock 3/0,  Linnet 1/0

Total caught:  71 birds ( 2016: 56,  2015: 27,  2014:  43)

Also seen or heard: Grey Heron, Green Woodpecker, Jay, Song Thrush, Yellowhammer,  Lapwing, Oystercatcher, Swallow

Saturday, 3 June 2017

CES 4 - good numbers ...

Saturday 3rd June 2017:

Dave and Stuart.
Calm start to morning, but sunny and breezy by 9.30am ...
Also had up-close and personal views of Mink ...

Reed Bunting 2/0,  Long-tailed Tit 4/1,  Goldfinch 2/0,  Sedge Warbler 0/7,  Reed Warbler 9/1,  Wren 0/4,  Blackcap 1/0,  Robin 2/0,  Chiffchaff 5/0,  Blue Tit 3/0,  Whitethroat 4/0,  Dunnock 1/1,  Great-Spotted Woodpecker 0/1,  Blackbird 1/0

Juveniles caught for Whitethroat, Robin, Chiffchaff, Blue Tit and Long-tailed Tit

Total: 49 birds (cf 2016: 43,  2015: 49,  2014:  28)

Also seen / heard: Cuckoo, Lapwing (1 juv),  Oystercatcher 2adult, 2 juv,  Green Woodpecker, Swallow, Yellowhammer, Linnet

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Eardington Sewage Works

Monday 29th May 2017

A damp, grey, cool Bank Holiday, so decided to try the sewage works for hirundines.  A good move as lots there - 2pm onwards ...
Dave and Stu - a combination of fixed nets and flick-netting

22 birds caught:  House Martin 13,  Sand Martin 3,  Swallow 3,  Pied Wagtail 1,  Chaffinch 1,  Dunnock 1 (juv)

Sunday, 21 May 2017

CES 3 - full team!

Sunday 21st May 2017:

Dave, Joe, Stuart, Linda, Simon, Helen, Sadie, Clare ...

Nets still in improvised position, but phrag now growing nicely.

Kingfisher 1/0,  Reed Warbler 5/3,  Sedge Warbler 3/4* including French ringed bird,  Wren 0/3,  Reed Bunting 0/5,  Song Thrush 1/0,  Dunnock 4/3 (inc 1 young),  Blackbird 1/0,  Blue Tit 0/1,  Long-tailed Tit 2/0 (both young), Robin 0/1

Total:  36 birds (cf  2016: 53,  2015: 28,  2014:  33)

Also rung:  3 Oystercatcher young and 7 Blue Tit young

Also seen: Cuckoo, Green Woodpecker, 2 Tufted Duck, Linnet,  Buzzard

Sunday, 14 May 2017

CES 2 - promising start, but a slow morning

Sunday 14th May 2017:

Dave, Joe, Stuart, Linda, Claire, Helen, Sadie.

Promising conditions, lots of song, but as morning went on sun and breeze hindered catch.

Lesser Whitethroat 1/0,  Dunnock 0/1,  Goldfinch 1/0,  Garden Warbler 0/1,  Sedge Warbler 4/3,  Wren 0/4,  Reed Bunting 3/2,  Reed Warbler 1/0,  Blue Tit 0/2,  Robin 0/1,  Chiffchaff 0/1,  Blackbird 1/0

26 birds in total.

Other sightings:  Curlew, Lapwing, Oystercatcher,  Great Spotted Woodpecker, Swallow

Thursday, 11 May 2017

More recoveries ...

Species: Reed Bunting (Emberiza schoeniclus) Scheme: GBT Ring no: S390171
Original Scheme: GBT Original Ring: -

Ringing details
Age: 4 Sex: M Sex meth: U P.ringed: 0 P.alive: 0 Condition: U
Colour marks added: - Metal marks added: N Act1: U Act2: U
Ringing date: 09-Oct-2016 09:00:00
Reg code: GRM Place code: GRM Site name: Grimley, Worcestershire, UK
County code: GBWOR Grid ref: SO8360 Accuracy 0 Co-ords: 52deg 14min N -2deg -14min W Accuracy 0
Hab1: B7 Hab2: --
                          
Biometrics: Wing: 78.0 mm. Weight: - g. Time: -hrs                        
Ringer: Wychavon RG, 9115

Finding details
Ring not Verified Age: 6 Sex: M Sex meth: U
Colour marks added: - Metal marks added: - Act1: R Act2: U
Finding date: 22-Jan-2017 17:00:00
Reg code: CHE Place code: CHE Site name: Chelmarsh Reservoir, near Bridgnorth, Shropshire, UK
County code: GBSHR Grid ref: SO7387 Accuracy 0 Co-ords: 52deg 28min N -2deg -23min W Accuracy 0
Hab1: C7 Hab2: G2
                           
Biometrics: Wing: 78.0 mm. Weight: 21.5 g. Time: 17:00:00hrs
Finding condition: 8:20 Movement: 9
Subsequent Capture by Ringer Intentionally Taken                        
Duration: 105 days Distance: 30 km Direction: 340deg (NNW)
Finder: D W Fulton, 6 Hazelwells Road, Hollywood Park, Highley , Bridgnorth , WV16 6DJ
Finder: Chelmarsh Ringing Group, 9193
 
 
Species: Siskin (Carduelis spinus) Scheme: GBT Ring no: Z689058
Original Scheme: GBT Original Ring: -
Ringing details
Age: 4 Sex: M Sex meth: U P.ringed: 0 P.alive: 0 Condition: U
Colour marks added: - Metal marks added: N Act1: U Act2: U
Ringing date: 28-Feb-2016 11:15:00
Reg code: - Place code: BNORTH Site name: Bridgnorth, Shropshire, UK
County code: GBSHR Grid ref: SO7093 Accuracy 1 Co-ords: 52deg 31min N -2deg -26min W Accuracy 1
Hab1: F2 Hab2: --
                            
Biometrics: Wing: 74.0 mm. Weight: 12.4 g. Time: 11:15:00hrs
Ringer: Chelmarsh Ringing Group, 9193            

Finding details
Ring not Verified Age: 6 Sex: M Sex meth: U
Colour marks added: - Metal marks added: - Act1: U Act2: U
Finding date: 07-May-2017 (0) time unknown
Reg code: CNO Place code: CNO Site name: Cnoc, Argyll and Bute, UK
County code: GBAAB Grid ref: NN3205 Accuracy 1 Co-ords: 56deg 12min N -4deg -42min W Accuracy 1
Hab1: F3 Hab2: --
                            
Finding condition: 8:20 Movement: 9
Subsequent Capture by Ringer Intentionally Taken                         
Duration: 434 days Distance: 433 km Direction: 341deg (NNW)
Finder: R W Furness, The Cnoc, Tarbet, Arrochar , Dunbartonshire, G83 7DG
Finder: R W Furness, 2282

Exciting Stonechat recovery

The first Stonechat recovery on Clee Hill in the best part of 20 years!  Will lead to more questions than answers ... contacts being made.

Species: Stonechat (Saxicola rubicola) Scheme: GBT Ring no: Z901120
Original Scheme: GBT Original Ring: -

Ringing details
Age: 1 Sex: U Sex meth: U P.ringed: 5 P.alive: 5 Condition: U
Colour marks added: - Metal marks added: N Act1: - Act2: -
Ringing date: 20-May-2016 10:00:00
Reg code: - Place code: SUTCOM Site name: Site Confidential, near Sutton Common, Suffolk, UK
County code: GBSUF Grid ref: TM3247 Accuracy 2 Co-ords: 52deg 4min N 1deg 23min E Accuracy 2
Hab1: D1 Hab2: B1
                                    
Ringer: S Abbott, 2964

Finding details
Ring not Verified Age: 5 Sex: F Sex meth: U
Colour marks added: - Metal marks added: - Act1: N Act2: U
Finding date: 01-May-2017 15:15:00
Reg code: CLE Place code: CLE Site name: Clee Hill, Cleobury Mortimer, Shropshire, UK
County code: GBSHR Grid ref: SO5977 Accuracy 1 Co-ords: 52deg 23min N -2deg -36min W Accuracy 1
Hab1: I2 Hab2: C2
                           
Biometrics: Wing: 65.0 mm. Weight: 16.9 g. Time: 15:15:00hrs
Finding condition: 8:20 Movement: 9
Subsequent Capture by Ringer Intentionally Taken                        
Duration: 346 days Distance: 274 km Direction: 278deg (W)
Finder: D W Fulton, 6 Hazelwells Road, Hollywood Park, Highley , Bridgnorth , WV16 6DJ
Finder: Chelmarsh Ringing Group, 9193

Sunday, 7 May 2017

CES 1 - underway for 2017

Sunday 7th May 2016

After the false start of rainy Bank Holiday last Sunday, the weather was favourable.
Dave, Stu, James, Stephen, Helen and Sadie.

Numbers caught: CES 1 :  2014 - 33,  2015 - 35,  2016 - 31 and this year = 32 birds

Nets 2-7 not in customary place due to conservation work clearing beds.  Will move back once phrag is at a good height.

Birds caught:  new birds/recapture

Wren 2/4,  Great Tit 1/0,  Reed Warbler 1/5,  Sedge Warbler 4/5, Robin 1/0,  Reed Bunting 0/2,  Chiffchaff 1/0,  Dunnock 1/0,  Garden Warbler 1/0,  Bullfinch 1/1,  Blackbird 1/0,  Kingfisher 1/0,  Song Thrush 1/0

13 species



Also seen:  Greenshank,  Green Woodpecker,  Buzzard,  Jay, Lapwing,  Oystercatcher,  Cuckoo

Sunday, 30 April 2017

Visits to Coven Sewage Works

23rd April 2017

James and Stephen:

4 House Martin, 4 Swallow, 1 Sand Martin, 5 Starling, 1 Pied Wagtail
also:
1 Wood Pigeon (caught in fine Monofilament net!!!)
 
 

27th April 2017
 
James and Stephen:

2 retraps from May 16 house Martin and swallow from June 2016

9 swallow, 8 house Martin, 1 pied wagtail, 5 starling

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Reed Bunting recovery

Species: Reed Bunting (Emberiza schoeniclus) Scheme: GBT Ring no: Z689184
Original Scheme: GBT Original Ring: -
Ringing details
Age: 3 Sex: U Sex meth: U P.ringed: 0 P.alive: 0 Condition: U
Colour marks added: - Metal marks added: N Act1: R Act2: U
Ringing date: 14-Aug-2016 20:30:00
Reg code: CHE Place code: CHE Site name: Chelmarsh Reservoir, near Bridgnorth, Shropshire, UK
County code: GBSHR Grid ref: SO7387 Accuracy 0 Co-ords: 52deg 28min N -2deg -23min W Accuracy 0
Hab1: C7 Hab2: G2
Biometrics: Wing: 80.0 mm. Weight: 19.7 g. Time: 20:30:00hrs
Ringer: Chelmarsh Ringing Group, 9193

Finding details
Ring not Verified Age: 5 Sex: M Sex meth: U
Colour marks added: - Metal marks added: - Act1: U Act2: U
Finding date: 02-Mar-2017 (0) 16:00:00
Reg code: - Place code: SHST Site name: Shifnal sewage works, Shropshire, UK
County code: GBSHR Grid ref: SJ7306 Accuracy 0 Co-ords: 52deg 38min N -2deg -23min W Accuracy 0
Hab1: F3 Hab2: B1
Biometrics: Wing: - mm. Weight: - g. Time: -hrs
Finding condition: 8:20 Movement: 9
Subsequent Capture by Ringer Intentionally Taken
Duration: 200 days Distance: 19 km Direction: 0deg (N)
Finder: S W Petrek, 20 Hicks Avenue, Dursley, Gloucestershire , -, GL11 5RD
Finder: Bache Shearwood & McShane, 8040 

Monday, 10 April 2017

Small scale ringing at Chelmarsh and Hendsford Hill

Saturday 8th April 2016

Stuart and Linda over Baxter's to see if any Hirundine roost present.  Nice warm evening but nothing about.  Birds ringed:  2 Chiffchaff, 1 Reed Bunting.

Highlight was the sound of a Quail calling.


Sunday 9th April 2016

James and Stephen on Hendsford: 2 Bullfinch, 1 Great Tit, 1 Chiffchaff,  1 Willow Warbler,  1 Blackcap, 1 Wren


Monday, 3 April 2017

Siskin control

Monday 3rd April 2017:

Species: Siskin (Carduelis spinus) Scheme: GBT Ring no: Z689044
Original Scheme: GBT Original Ring: -
Ringing details
Age: 4 Sex: M Sex meth: U P.ringed: 0 P.alive: 0 Condition: U
Colour marks added: - Metal marks added: N Act1: U Act2: U
Ringing date: 23-Feb-2016 11:00:00
Reg code: - Place code: BNORTH Site name: Bridgnorth, Shropshire, UK
County code: GBSHR Grid ref: SO7093 Accuracy 1 Co-ords: 52deg 31min N -2deg -26min W Accuracy 1
Hab1: F2 Hab2: --
Biometrics: Wing: 73.0 mm. Weight: 10.9 g. Time: 11:00:00hrs
Remarks: -
Species recorded by ringer: -
Ringer: Chelmarsh Ringing Group, 9193

Finding details
Ring not Verified Age: 6 Sex: M Sex meth: U
Colour marks added: - Metal marks added: - Act1: U Act2: U
Finding date: 28-Mar-2017 (0) time unknown
Reg code: CNO Place code: CNO Site name: Cnoc, Argyll and Bute, UK
County code: GBAAB Grid ref: NN3205 Accuracy 1 Co-ords: 56deg 12min N -4deg -42min W Accuracy 1
Hab1: F3 Hab2: --
Biometrics: Wing: - mm. Weight: - g. Time: -hrs
Finding condition: 8:20 Movement: 9
Subsequent Capture by Ringer Intentionally Taken
Remarks: -
Species recorded by finder: -
Duration: 399 days Distance: 433 km Direction: 341deg (NNW)
Finder: R W Furness, The Cnoc, Tarbet, Arrochar , Dunbartonshire, G83 7DG
Finder: R W Furness, 2282 

Saturday, 1 April 2017

April 1st Changing of the Seasons at Wenlock Edge

Saturday 1st April 2017:

Evening walk on Wenlock Edge, Much Wenlock - singing Chiffchaff and Blackcap and a flock of c15 Redwings moving between tree tops.

Saturday, 18 March 2017

Hednesford Hills

Sunday 12th March 2017:
 
James took Stephen to the Hills and Stephen ringed/processed 19 birds and extracted 4 birds.
 
Siskin                          6
Lesser Redpoll            6
Wren                           1
Bullfinch                     2
Great Tit                      2
Green Finch                1
Long Tailed Tit           1


Other highlights flushed some red deer from near the net ride.
and saw a Sparrowhawk having a ride on the back of a Wood Pigeon in mid flight!

Wood Pigeon escaped minus a few feathers.




Tuesday, 28 February 2017

James beats the elements for Redpoll and Siskin

Sunday 25th February:

James did some ringing at Cannock, whilst rest of us saw forecast for wet and windy at Chelmarsh and had a day indoors ...

35 birds

Siskin 11 Redpoll 8 Bullfinch 5 Goldfinch 2 Chaffinch 1 Greenfinch 2 Robin 2 Goldcrest 1
Blue tit 1 Great tit 1 Dunnock 1

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Good turn out ...

Sunday 19th February 2017:

Joe, Stuart, Dave, Linda, James and trainees Stephen, Sophie, Claire ...

Another work day with more fence cover alongside scrape and burning of scrub, plus strimming of Tucker's island.

Afternoon saw many Redwing and Fieldfare moving north - a late attempt was made to lure some in ...

Catch:  8 Blue Tit,  3 Long-tailed Tit,  1 Coal Tit,  15 Reed Bunting,  1 Blackbird,  1 Fieldfare,  1 Redwing and 2 Bullfinch

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Blackcap recovery

Species: Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla) Scheme: GBT Ring no: S387074
Original Scheme: GBT Original Ring: -
Ringing details
Age: 3 Sex: F Sex meth: U P.ringed: 0 P.alive: 0 Condition: U
Colour marks added: - Metal marks added: N Act1: U Act2: U
Ringing date: 11-Sep-2016 15:40:00
Reg code: CHE Place code: CHE Site name: Chelmarsh Reservoir, near Bridgnorth, Shropshire, UK
County code: GBSHR Grid ref: SO7387 Accuracy 0 Co-ords: 52deg 28min N -2deg -23min W Accuracy 0
Hab1: C7 Hab2: G2
Biometrics: Wing: 75.0 mm. Weight: 18.3 g. Time: 15:40:00hrs
Ringer: Chelmarsh Ringing Group, 9193

Finding details
Ring not Verified Age: 3 Sex: F Sex meth: U
Colour marks added: - Metal marks added: - Act1: U Act2: P
Finding date: 21-Sep-2016 (0) 07:00:00
Reg code: HOH Place code: HOH Site name: near Hollesley Heath, Suffolk, UK
County code: GBSUF Grid ref: TM3545 Accuracy 0 Co-ords: 52deg 3min N 1deg 25min E Accuracy 0
Hab1: F3 Hab2: --
Biometrics: Wing: 74.0 mm. Weight: 18.1 g. Time: 07:00:00hrs
Finding condition: 8:20 Movement: 9
Subsequent Capture by Ringer Intentionally Taken-
Duration: 10 days Distance: 266 km Direction: 101deg (ESE)
Finder: R A Duncan, 5 Melton Road, Hollesley, Woodbridge , Suffolk, IP12 3LB
Finder: R A Duncan, 2830 

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Starling recovery details from Lithuania

Species: Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) Scheme: LIK Ring no: KH44574
Original Scheme: LIK Original Ring: -

Ringing details
Age: 3 Sex: M Sex meth: U P.ringed: 0 P.alive: 0 Condition: U
Colour marks added: - Metal marks added: N Act1: U Act2: U
Ringing date: 19-Jun-2016 07:00:00
Reg code: - Place code: - Site name: Ventes Ragas, Silutes, Lithuania, Lithuania
County code: LI00 Grid ref: - Accuracy 0 Co-ords: 55deg 19min N 21deg 10min E Accuracy 0
Hab1: -- Hab2: --
                         
Biometrics: Wing: - mm. Weight: - g. Time: -hrs                         
Ringer: Kaunas, -11

Finding details
Ring not Verified Age: 5 Sex: F Sex meth: U
Colour marks added: - Metal marks added: - Act1: R Act2: U
Finding date: 02-Jan-2017 17:00:00
Reg code: CHE Place code: CHE Site name: Chelmarsh Reservoir, near Bridgnorth, Shropshire, UK
County code: GBSHR Grid ref: SO7387 Accuracy 0 Co-ords: 52deg 28min N -2deg -23min W Accuracy 0
Hab1: C7 Hab2: G2
                          
Biometrics: Wing: 132.0 mm. Weight: 88.7 g. Time: 17:00:00hrs
Finding condition: 8:20 Movement: 9
Subsequent Capture by Ringer Intentionally Taken                        
Duration: 197 days Distance: 1575 km Direction: 259deg (W)
Finder: D W Fulton, 6 Hazelwells Road, Hollywood Park, Highley , Bridgnorth , WV16 6DJ
Finder: Chelmarsh Ringing Group, 9193

Monday, 6 February 2017

Chelmarsh Ringing tick for Dave - Cetti's

Sunday 5th February 2017:

Dave, Joe, Linda, James and trainees:


Starling roost pretty much gone.

Blue Tit 18,  Great Tit 2,  Chaffinch 1,  Dunnock 3,  Reed Bunting 17,  Coal Tit 1,  Marsh Tit 1,  Starling 1,  Cetti's Warbler 1 - male ....

Friday, 3 February 2017

Another Sedge Warbler en France

Species: Sedge Warbler (Acrocephalus schoenobaenus) Scheme: GBT Ring no: Z922846





Ringing details
Age: 3J Sex: U Sex meth: U P.ringed: 0 P.alive: 0 Condition: U
Colour marks added: - Metal marks added: N Act1: U Act2: U
Ringing date: 03-Jul-2016 07:30:00
Reg code: CHE Place code: CHE Site name: Chelmarsh Reservoir, near Bridgnorth, Shropshire, UK
County code: GBSP Grid ref: SO7387 Accuracy 0 Co-ords: 52deg 28min N -2deg -23min W Accuracy 0
Hab1: B1 Hab2: C7
Biometrics: Wing: 64.0 mm. Weight: 10.7 g. Time: 07:30:00hrs
Ringer: Chelmarsh Ringing Group, 9193

Finding details
Ring not Verified Age: 3 Sex: U Sex meth: U
Colour marks added: - Metal marks added: - Act1: U Act2: U
Finding date: 07-Aug-2016 (0) 09:00:00
Reg code: - Place code: - Site name: Tour aux Moutons, Donges, Loire-Atlantique, France
County code: FR37 Grid ref: - Accuracy 0 Co-ords: 47deg 19min N -2deg -4min W Accuracy 0
Hab1: -- Hab2: --

Biometrics: Wing: - mm. Weight: - g. Time: -hrs
Finding condition: 8:20 Movement: 9
Subsequent Capture by Ringer Intentionally Taken
Duration: 35 days Distance: 575 km Direction: 178deg (S)
Finder: Paris, -, -, - , -, -
Finder: Paris, -11 

Monday, 23 January 2017

Roost catch - good Reed Bunting numbers continue ...

Sunday 22nd January 2017

Joe, Stuart, Dave another work party in the morning.

Dave, Joe and two new trainees Daniel and Helen set up for evening roost.

4 nets in middle of phrag to side of scrape.

30 Reed Bunting and 10 Starling caught.

Saturday, 21 January 2017

Chaffinch recovery from Belgium - from 1993!!

Species: Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs) Scheme: GBT Ring no: E074045
Original Scheme: GBT Original Ring: -

Ringing details
Age: 5 Sex: M Sex meth: U P.ringed: 0 P.alive: 0 Condition: U
Colour marks added: - Metal marks added: N Act1: R Act2: U
Ringing date: 24-Jan-1987 time unknown
Reg code: - Place code: - Site name: Dowles, Worcestershire, UK
County code: GBWR Grid ref: SO7776 Accuracy 0 Co-ords: 52deg 22min N -2deg -20min W Accuracy 0
Hab1: -- Hab2: --
                           
Ringer: D W Fulton, 2889

Finding details
Ring not Verified Age: 6 Sex: M Sex meth: U
Colour marks added: - Metal marks added: - Act1: U Act2: U
Finding date: 12-Feb-1993 (0) time unknown
Reg code: - Place code: - Site name: Zwijnaarde, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
County code: BL27 Grid ref: - Accuracy 0 Co-ords: 51deg 0min N 3deg 42min E Accuracy 0
Biometrics: Wing: - mm. Weight: - g. Time: -hrs
Finding condition: 8:20 Movement: 9
Subsequent Capture by Ringer Intentionally Taken
Remarks: -
Species recorded by finder: -
Duration: 2211 days Distance: 443 km Direction: 111deg (ESE)
Finder: Bruxelles, -, -, - , -, -
Finder: Bruxelles, -11

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Chiffchaff control in France

Species: Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita) Scheme: GBT Ring no: HYT562
Original Scheme: GBT Original Ring: -
Ringing details
Age: 4 Sex: U Sex meth: U P.ringed: 0 P.alive: 0 Condition: U
Colour marks added: - Metal marks added: N Act1: U Act2: U
Ringing date: 14-Sep-2016 19:15:00
Reg code: CHE Place code: CHE Site name: Chelmarsh Reservoir, near Bridgnorth, Shropshire, UK
County code: GBSP Grid ref: SO7387 Accuracy 0 Co-ords: 52deg 28min N -2deg -23min W Accuracy 0
Biometrics: Wing: 62.0 mm. Weight: 8.6 g. Time: 19:15:00hrs
Ringer: Chelmarsh Ringing Group, 9193

Finding details
Ring not Verified Age: 3 Sex: U Sex meth: U
Colour marks added: - Metal marks added: - Act1: U Act2: U
Finding date: 09-Oct-2016 (0) 09:00:00
Reg code: - Place code: - Site name: Dunes du Fort Vert, Marck, Pas-de-Calais, France
County code: FR07 Grid ref: - Accuracy 0 Co-ords: 50deg 58min N 1deg 55min E Accuracy 0
Biometrics: Wing: - mm. Weight: - g. Time: -hrs
Finding condition: 8:20 Movement: 9
Subsequent Capture by Ringer Intentionally Taken
Duration: 25 days Distance: 342 km Direction: 120deg (ESE)
Finder: Paris, -, -, - , -, -
Finder: Paris, -11 

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Reed Bunting and Starling roosts

Sunday 8th January 2017

Joe, Dave, Stuart, Linda

More work clearing wood behind elevated hide.  Thanks to team for helping me get car unstuck from the field!

Two nets set for Reed Bunting roost, and two for Starlings.

In the end a smaller Starling roost came in, but still caught 23 birds.  42 Reed Buntings caught including some male birds with 82-85mm wings.

Saturday, 7 January 2017

Chelmarsh Ringing Group - 2016 Year totals

In total 1887 birds were ringed at various sites by the group.

At Chelmarsh itself we rung 1250 birds, with 186 Chiffchaff being the most numerous species, and excellent numbers of Reed Warbler (150), Sedge Warbler (89) and Reed Bunting (127).  In total 42 species of bird were ringed on the reserve.

Clee Hill saw 301 birds ringed, with 274 Stonechat making the bulk of the numbers.

and a Great Tit

Species: Great Tit (Parus major) Scheme: GBT Ring no: Z884454
Original Scheme: GBT Original Ring: -
Ringing details
Age: 5 Sex: F Sex meth: U P.ringed: 0 P.alive: 0 Condition: U
Colour marks added: - Metal marks added: N Act1: U Act2: U
Ringing date: 10-Feb-2016 time unknown
Reg code: SPR Place code: SPR Site name: Cross Lane Head, Bridgnorth, Shropshire, UK
County code: GBSHR Grid ref: SO7095 Accuracy 0 Co-ords: 52deg 33min N -2deg -26min W Accuracy 0
Hab1: E3 Hab2: F3

Biometrics: Wing: 74.0 mm. Weight: - g. Time: -hrs
Ringer: Deans & Smith, 8062

Finding details
Ring not Verified Age: 4 Sex: F Sex meth: U
Colour marks added: - Metal marks added: - Act1: U Act2: U
Finding date: 18-Sep-2016 10:00:00
Reg code: - Place code: BNORTH Site name: Bridgnorth, Shropshire, UK
County code: GBSHR Grid ref: SO7093 Accuracy 1 Co-ords: 52deg 31min N -2deg -26min W Accuracy 1
Hab1: F2 Hab2: --

Biometrics: Wing: 73.0 mm. Weight: 18.2 g. Time: 10:00:00hrs
Finding condition: 8:20 Movement: 9
Subsequent Capture by Ringer Intentionally Taken
Duration: 221 days Distance: 2 km Direction: 181deg (S)
Finder: D W Fulton, 6 Hazelwells Road, Hollywood Park, Highley , Bridgnorth , WV16 6DJ
Finder: Chelmarsh Ringing Group, 9193 

Reed Warbler recovery

Species: Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus scirpaceus) Scheme: GBT Ring no: L123281
Original Scheme: GBT Original Ring: -
Ringing details
Age: 3J Sex: U Sex meth: U P.ringed: 0 P.alive: 0 Condition: U
Colour marks added: - Metal marks added: N Act1: U Act2: U
Ringing date: 25-Jul-2010 08:00:00
Reg code: CHE Place code: CHE Site name: Chelmarsh Reservoir, near Bridgnorth, Shropshire, UK
County code: GBSHR Grid ref: SO7387 Accuracy 0 Co-ords: 52deg 28min N -2deg -23min W Accuracy 0
Hab1: C7 Hab2: G2

Biometrics: Wing: 66.0 mm. Weight: 11.9 g. Time: 08:00:00hrs

Ringer: Chelmarsh Ringing Group, 9193

Finding details
Ring not Verified Age: 4 Sex: U Sex meth: U
Colour marks added: - Metal marks added: - Act1: U Act2: U
Finding date: 06-Jun-2016 (0) 07:30:00
Reg code: - Place code: TGV Site name: Thorngrove Lake, Worcestershire, UK
County code: GBWOR Grid ref: SO8260 Accuracy 0 Co-ords: 52deg 14min N -2deg -15min W Accuracy 0
Hab1: G3 Hab2: A3

Biometrics: Wing: 66.0 mm. Weight: 11.2 g. Time: 07:30:00hrs
Finding condition: 8:20 Movement: 9
Subsequent Capture by Ringer Intentionally Taken
Duration: 2143 days Distance: 30 km Direction: 162deg (SSE)
Finder: J R Hodson, 15 High Green, Severn Stoke, Worcester , Worcs, WR8 9JS
Finder: Wychavon RG, 9115 

Thursday, 5 January 2017

Sad end to a local Blackbird ...

Species: Blackbird (Turdus merula) Scheme: GBT Ring no: LB39349
Original Scheme: GBT Original Ring: -

Ringing details
Age: 3 Sex: F Sex meth: U P.ringed: 0 P.alive: 0 Condition: U
Colour marks added: - Metal marks added: N Act1: U Act2: U
Ringing date: 25-Sep-2011 18:45:00
Reg code: CHE Place code: CHE Site name: Chelmarsh Reservoir, near Bridgnorth, Shropshire, UK
County code: GBSHR Grid ref: SO7387 Accuracy 0 Co-ords: 52deg 28min N -2deg -23min W Accuracy 0
Hab1: C7 Hab2: G2
               
Biometrics: Wing: 126.0 mm. Weight: 100.0 g. Time: 18:45:00hrs            
Ringer: Chelmarsh Ringing Group, 9193 
           

Finding details
Ring not Verified Age: 0 Sex: F Sex meth: U
Colour marks added: - Metal marks added: - Act1: U Act2: U
Finding date: 31-Dec-2016 (0) time unknown
Reg code: - Place code: - Site name: The Dinney, Chelmarsh, Bridgenorth, Shropshire, UK
County code: GBSHR Grid ref: SO7287 Accuracy 0 Co-ords: 52deg 28min N -2deg -24min W Accuracy 0
Hab1: -- Hab2: --                         
Biometrics: Wing: - mm. Weight: - g. Time: -hrs
Finding condition: 2:44 Movement: 9
Freshly dead - within about a Week Hit Glass
Remarks: Window
Species recorded by finder: Unidentified thrush
Duration: 1924 days Distance: 2 km Direction: 270deg (W)