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2015 Ringing Course

News from the Ringing Station

CVRS News for March 2015
A quiet month with no unexpected records. Over 250 birds were handled with twice as many retraped as ringed....

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.

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
2015 ringing course
2015 Ringing Course - Thursday afternoon 30th July to Sunday afternoon 2nd August 2015
Sun Apr 19 14:41:18
Todays ringing: 3 willow warbler, 1 chiffchaff, 3 sedge warbler, 1 reed warbler, 2 blackcap. Very spring-like.
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Sat Apr 18 14:38:55
First two broods of robin ringed, one of 4 chicks and one of 6.
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Sat Apr 18 14:36:28
Interesting recent blackcap retraps: female ringed 2014, male ringed as a juv in 2013 & a male that was around for the summer of 2014.
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Thu Apr 16 13:53:53
New today: 3 willow warbler, 2 blackcap & one each of chiffchaff, reed & sedge warbler.
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Wed Apr 15 13:41:08
Ringing this morning brought 5 sedge warbler, 2 reed warbler, 1 blackcap, 1 willow warbler and a single chiffchaff.
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Tue Apr 14 12:21:11
Reed warblers are back at Chew - a bird ringed at CVRS in Aug 14 was retrapped this morning.
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