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2015 Ringing Course

News from the Ringing Station

September summary
Another busy month with over 900 birds handled of 30 species. The star bird was, of course, the Spotted Crake...

Controls & Recoveries

Recent returns from the BTO include a Canada Goose and Reed Warbler.

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.

Chew Valley Ringing Station's Ringing Course 7 - 10 August 2014

CVRS ringing course 2014
Course totals
Species
New
Retrap
Total
Water Rail
8
3
11
Great Black-backed Gull
0
1
1
Sand Martin
4
0
4
Swallow
37
0
37
Wren
4
5
9
Dunnock
7
6
13
Robin
8
5
13
Blackbird
8
3
11
Song Thrush
3
1
4
Sedge Warbler
26
2
28
Reed Warbler
85
43
128
Whitethroat
3
0
3
Garden Warbler
1
1
2
Blackcap
10
5
15
Chiffchaff
12
5
17
Willow Warbler
5
0
5
Long-tailed Tit
1
0
1
Blue Tit
20
51
71
Great Tit
6
30
36
Chaffinch
4
1
5
Greenfinch
26
13
39
Bullfinch
1
3
4
Reed Bunting
0
2
2
Totals
273
180
453
2012 ringing course
2015 Ringing Course - Dates TBA
Sat Nov 01 10:29:16
Firecrest, the first since 2008 and only the second in the last 15 years http://t.co/9PGRKFawwc
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Sat Nov 01 10:02:41
Firecrest just extracted from the nets at CVRS, Somerset
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Sun Oct 26 14:54:12
A more modest day of ringing with 31 birds processed. New birds included 1 male Blackcap, 3 Goldcrest and a Coot.
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Sat Oct 25 16:57:35
Greenfinch numbers looking better this autumn with 16 processed today. 5 Goldcrest were new and a couple of Coal Tit were also notable
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Sat Oct 25 16:52:46
A good day with 100 birds processed. The obvious highlight was the Yellow-browed Warbler. Also the 1st Jay of the year, Kingfisher + Coot
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Sat Oct 25 10:08:57
Yellow-browed Warbler ringed and released http://t.co/NidBwXwT5e
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