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2018 Ringing Course

News from the Ringing Station

November 2017
A very ‘steady as you go’ sort of month with retraps now in the lead over new birds...

Controls & Recoveries

Recent returns from the BTO include a Bearded Tit in Kent...
BTO South-West Conference

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.

CVRS Ringing Course 27th - 30th July 2017

CVRS ringing course 2017
Course totals
Species
New
Retrap
Total
Water Rail
6
3
9
Moorhen
1
0
1
Great Spotted Woodpecker
1
0
1
Sand Martin
2
0
2
Swallow
73
0
73
Wren
12
7
19
Dunnock
10
7
17
Robin
11
10
21
Blackbird
4
0
4
Cetti’s Warbler
4
6
10
Sedge Warbler
57
2
59
Reed Warbler
168
146
314
Whitethroat
1
0
1
Garden Warbler
1
1
2
Blackcap
21
5
26
Chiffchaff
7
0
7
Willow Warbler
4
1
5
Goldcrest
1
0
1
Long-tailed Tit
5
17
22
Coal Tit
3
3
6
Blue Tit
34
30
64
Great Tit
26
10
36
Nuthatch
0
1
1
Treecreeper
2
2
24
House Sparrow
2
0
2
Chaffinch
3
0
3
Goldfinch
6
0
6
Bullfinch
3
1
4
Reed Bunting
3
1
4
TOTALS
471
252
723
2017 ringing course
2018 Ringing Course - 26th-29th July
Sun Dec 10 12:03:39
2 Lesser Redpoll were ringed yesterday afternoon. A species we catch very few of. Also this young Bullfinch with fe… https://t.co/DFg5O8HIKZ
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Sun Dec 10 11:21:35
Just one bird ringed today at CVRS. But a new species for the year. Juvenile herring gull. https://t.co/PPjECFoxnw
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Sat Dec 09 14:38:47
3 more wintering chiffchaff captured at CVRS today. Also 1 teal.
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Fri Dec 08 18:43:00
2 more Black-headed gulls caught at the cafe today, bringing total up to 6 this winter. Not a species that CVRS catch many of most years.
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Tue Dec 05 06:53:00
RT @AdamDPCross: Another ringed Black-headed Gull in Bristol, ringed a little closer to home than the Swedish bird. Ringed by the North Tha…
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Sun Dec 03 13:45:50
5 song thrush ringed over last 7 days - all birds hatched this year plus a recapture of a bird ringed as a juv here… https://t.co/uPCEp5r4HY
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Sun Dec 03 09:02:59
Third blackcap of the winter trapped in Chew Stoke garden this morning.
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Sat Dec 02 15:08:32
Bird of the day - treecreeper ringed at CVRS as juv in 2014, it was 'around' through to the winter of '14/'15, was… https://t.co/A9gLqx3Ant
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Fri Dec 01 13:40:36
Also seen in Pitsea Essex 2011, didcot power station 2012, Wiltshire 2016 and back to Guernsey in every year between.
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Fri Dec 01 13:38:25
Herring gull colour ring number 5HM7 at the picnic site today. Has been resighted 35 times since being ringed in Guernsey in 2010.
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