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2015 Ringing Course

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CVRS News for May 2015
What a difference a month can make. We have nearly doubled our year total, thanks to over 400 pullus (nestlings), mostly in our nestboxes...

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
Sat Jun 27 14:59:56
CES http://t.co/00DLEkiYy5 today. Juvs: 35 b'cap & 21 chiff. Also, a new female lesser whitethroat with brood patch - the 4th this year.
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Tue Jun 23 05:27:10
RT @AvonBirding: The Goldeneye at Planet Chew today (Mrs Trellis). Originally 5 ducklings. http://t.co/bTBFPSHdVG
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Tue Jun 16 17:12:14
Last weekends ringing totalled 143 birds, 79 new and 64 retraps. Newly fledged blackcaps, reed buntings and chiffchaffs boosting numbers.
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Wed Jun 10 07:22:56
1+ cuckoo have been hanging around CVL recently, the first for several years. A nest recorder found this nest y'day. http://t.co/hvmdqSuLRj
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Sun Jun 07 14:50:56
CES http://t.co/00DLEkiYy5 gave first juvs, 1 cetti's, 7 b'cap, 5 robin, 1 reed bunting. Signs of breeding also for 2 female sedge warbler.
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Sat Jun 06 16:23:35
Some juvs handled today: reed warbler ringed in the nest 9 days ago, song thrush ringed in the nest 39 days ago, 3 robin & some more LT tit.
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