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2015 Ringing Course

News from the Ringing Station

November summary
Over 500 birds were handled during the month with good birds at the start and end. I mentioned the Firecrest as a stop press to October and at the end of this month we took a Lesser Whitethroat out of the Heligoland trap...

Controls & Recoveries

Recent returns from the BTO include a Garden Warbler & Great black-backed gull.

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
2012 ringing course
2015 Ringing Course - Dates TBA
Sun Dec 14 13:49:25
Modest numbers today included 3 new Coot, 1 new Kingfisher, a retrap female Great Spotted Woodpecker originally ringed here in mid-November.
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Sat Dec 13 23:25:38
Late news - 3 new Chiffchaff, 1 new Reed Bunting & 1 new Blackbird were among the birds at the ringing station today (Saturday).
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Sun Dec 07 13:13:08
Weather hindered ringing produced 2 new Blackbird, 2 new Long-tailed Tit and 1 each of Blue & Great Tit. Retraps included 13 Blue Tit.
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Sat Dec 06 13:44:38
Today includes: 1 new Chiffchaff, 2 new 1 retrap Goldcrest, 2 new 1 retrap Blackbird, 5 retrap Cetti's, 1 new Reed Bunting, 1 new Greenfinch
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Sun Nov 30 15:32:17
6 Chiffchaff today; 3 new birds, + 1 ringed yesterday,1 from 15 Nov, 1 from 01 Nov. 2 female Cetti's, 1 ringed Nov 2014, t'other April 2012.
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Sat Nov 29 14:50:45
Morning totals include: new birds Chiffchaff 6, Lesser Whitethroat 1, Goldcrest 3, Blackbird 1, Chaffinch 3, Greenfinch 1, Reed Bunting 1.
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