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2015 Ringing Course

News from the Ringing Station

CVRS News for May 2015
This month includes the first two days of August to incorporate the Ringing Course which ran from 30th July to 2nd August....

Controls & Recoveries

Recent returns from the BTO include Sedge Warbler & Chiffchaff.

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
2015 Ringing Course - Thursday afternoon 30th July to Sunday afternoon 2nd August 2015
Tue Aug 25 13:29:35
This graph gives an idea of the ages of the reed warbler population at CVL. (NB ringing effort is not constant.) http://t.co/6F11lD6OOI
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Tue Aug 25 13:05:03
A brief ringing session this morning produced 6 juv chiffchaff and 3 juv reed warbler - 2 of which were carrying fat - a hint of migration.
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Tue Aug 18 13:27:38
A short session today. Warblers - 7 chiff, 1 willow, 1 sedge, 4 reed, 1 blackcap, 1 whitethroat. All juvs except an adult chiff in moult.
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Sun Aug 09 14:51:46
BHG 24H2 ringed Cerney Wick as chick in 2013, seen at CVL Sept 14, now returned to CVL August 2015. http://t.co/wwmFZNrsEh
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Sun Aug 09 09:11:09
Fifth kingfisher of the summer caught this morning http://t.co/VxEXS9mNxU
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Sat Aug 08 13:11:35
Ringing gave a new juv kingfisher - the 4th recently. c70% of new KF here are caught in July / August, generally representing juv dispersal.
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Fri Aug 07 06:52:05
RT @AvonBirding: BH Gull 2KTS at Planet Chew 6/8/15 (Brian Thompson). Ringed Essex 21/3/15 http://t.co/idDAtKS0FU http://t.co/MRz81sHs2i
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Wed Aug 05 18:33:55
Another Guernsey ringed lesser black backed gull seen at CVL on Monday this week. Black 2CT5, ringed Guernsey in May 2015.
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Wed Aug 05 15:55:13
Another juv BHG from Hosehill LNR near Reading (ring no 24S7) at Heron's Green today. Last seen @ Hosehill on 13 July http://t.co/y1b4D0INnu
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Wed Aug 05 13:28:40
Unfortunately could not get the last number on the ring. However, could be the same Latvian seen at CVL in Dec 2014. http://t.co/0ztQup2sMg
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