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2016 Ringing Course

News from the Ringing Station

January 2016
A very reasonable month at the Ringing Station with 252 birds of 28 species handled...

Controls & Recoveries

Recent returns from the BTO include Reed Warbler & Mallard.

Chew Valley Ringing Station

is located in North Somerset just north of the Mendip hills on the southwest shore of Chew Valley Lake and on the A368 road midway between Bath and Weston-super-Mare, between the villages of Bishop Sutton and West Harptree.
Ringing started at Chew Valley Lake in 1963 and the first report was produced by the Mendip Ringing Group covering the years 1962-63. Our ringing area is mainly reed bed with some scrub. Between April and September we normally catch good numbers of Reed Warblers and Sedge Warblers and a varying number of other species such as Blackcap, Chiffchaff and Willow Warbler plus the normal residents which now include Cetti's Warbler. We get a good passage of migrants and there is plenty of chance to see stages of moult. We also attempt to catch hirundines at roost.
If you wish to enquire about membership or have any other query please email us at cvrsringing@fsmail.net in the first instance for details.

2015 ringing course - 30th July to 2nd August

CVRS ringing course 2015
Course totals
Species
New
Retrap
Total
Mallard
2
0
2
Water Rail
5
2
7
Woodpigeon
1
0
1
Kingfisher
1
0
1
Sand Martin
1
0
1
Swallow
33
0
33
Wren
5
7
12
Dunnock
6
5
11
Robin
3
3
6
Blackbird
1
0
1
Song Thrush
2
0
2
Cettiā€™s Warbler
1
2
3
Sedge Warbler
29
2
31
Reed Warbler
158
115
273
Lesser Whitethroat
1
0
1
Whitethroat
1
0
1
Garden Warbler
2
1
3
Blackcap
9
2
11
Chiffchaff
4
2
6
Willow Warbler
2
0
2
Goldcrest
1
0
1
Blue Tit
15
62
77
Great Tit
3
16
19
Treecreeper
2
1
3
Chaffinch
6
3
9
Greenfinch
27
7
34
Bullfinch
0
1
1
TOTALS
321
231
552
2015 ringing course
2016 Ringing Course - Dates TBA
Sun Feb 07 15:05:03
Canada goose ring no read this week. Ringed June '09 with 161 others: 21 have been recaptured here & 8 shot, 2 found dead, 2 seen elsewhere.
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Thu Feb 04 17:26:23
This BH gull was seen for 8th time at Chew on 2 Feb . Ringed in the nest near Reading in June & first here in July. https://t.co/CYqnXdBUy0
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Sat Jan 30 14:50:07
Reed buntings are appearing - some 'winter visitors' to CVRS, others ringed as juvs and not seen since, and a F breeding here last summer.
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Sat Jan 30 11:42:10
Green Woodpecker ringed at CVRS this morning. The first for several years https://t.co/0Z6pSxpShy
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Sat Jan 30 10:10:03
News of two more Canada geese recoveries, both recently shot: Chilton Trinity, Som, and North Tawton, Devon.
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Sun Jan 24 16:15:59
Winter visitors. 1 new chiff today. A female blackbird ringed as an adult in Mar '13 was retraped. She was seen again only once, in Dec '14.
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Sat Jan 23 14:26:38
Totals incl 4 chiff - 2 ringed here Nov '14, another Oct '15. Also 4 cetti's - 2 ringed here as juvs last summer, other 2 here in Oct '15.
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Sat Jan 23 10:31:50
A wintering chiffchaff ringed at CVRS this morning. https://t.co/kWjB6j4Afj
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Sat Jan 23 10:29:42
Female Siskin ringed this morning. https://t.co/qTK8jby4fH
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Sun Jan 17 18:50:18
Workday at CVRS today. Coppicing willow in readiness for 2016 @_BTO Constant Effort Site surveys. https://t.co/00DLEkiYy5.
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