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Ringing Recoveries

Monday, October 28th 2013

The interactive map shows a selection of the bird ringing recoveries we have received from the BTO between August and October this year.  Red lines represent birds ringed elsewhere and controlled by the Swaledale Ringing Group, while blue lines represent birds ringed by the Swaledale Ringing Group and controlled elsewhere.  You can zoom into the map and to find out more information about a recovery click on the coloured line.

One particularly good recovery was of a Storm Petrel ringed at Cape Wrath in June 1993, and then controlled on Priest Island in June 2013, making this small pelagic bird over 20 years old!  This particular bird was caught again in 2005 and 2009.  Hopefully it will not be the last we see of it!  These are some of the smallest sea birds, coming to land only to breed in the summer months when they create shallow burrows or nest in crevices in rocks and scree.

If you want more information about bird ringing and recoveries be sure to check out the BTO Online Ringing Reports, where you can find out about ringing totals and summaries of ringing recoveries by species and county.


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