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2015 Ringing Course

News from the Ringing Station

CVRS News for May 2015
It was a very busy month with many birds fledging and finding the nets....

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
Tue Jul 28 14:03:14
CES http://t.co/00DLEkiYy5 this morning incl 76 reed warbler (adults & juvs), 10 sedge warbler (1 adult), 2 willow warbler (1 adult, 1 juv).
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Sun Jul 26 12:05:36
The swallow roost yesterday evening gave 12 swallows and 2 sand martin. One of the swallows was ringed as a nestling in 2014, 2km from CVRS.
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Sun Jul 26 08:31:21
@Severnsidebirds @AvonBirding this is the bird seen at CVL last week. Ringed at Hosehill LNR, SW of Reading.
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Sat Jul 25 13:45:54
Hints of autumn movement: new sedge & willow warbler, a controlled reed & sedge. But none carrying fat which would be a sign of migration.
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Fri Jul 24 13:01:44
black-headed gull seen this week at CVL, ringed Turku Finland, in 1996! 1840km. Bird ringed as adult 19 years ago. http://t.co/597WB2gUW1
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Thu Jul 23 13:25:05
Black-headed gull 21S3 actually ringed as chick at Hosehill Lake LNR, Berkshire 39 days ago 109km from CVL. http://t.co/aAmWQEC1R7
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