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2018 Ringing Course

News from the Ringing Station

April 2018
What a month. Winter and summer and spring all in one month! Fortunately some of the migrants managed to make it to our shores...

Controls & Recoveries

Recent returns from the BTO include a Bearded Tit in Kent...

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
Mon May 21 12:38:12
Reed Warbler nest with 3 young found this morning. The chicks were estimated to be 2-3 days old.
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Sun May 20 15:20:51
Quiet ringing sessions this weekend, so some nest recording info on Reed Warblers. Nests in various stages of const… https://t.co/ppa5Pc5CK1
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Fri May 18 14:15:09
RT @CVLbirding: 1 Goldeneye 1 Whimbrel 5 Red Kites 1 Honey Buzzard (W from Stratford) 3 Hobbies 1 Peregrine
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Sun May 13 15:50:57
Another CES session https://t.co/i97egR5TqT this morning brought the first juvs-of-the-year for us: a family group… https://t.co/0uCo44JfuR
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Sat May 12 16:13:44
Garden Warblers: 2 new ringed this morning & the recapture of one that was ringed here as a juv in June 2017. A nic… https://t.co/jo105foEDq
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Mon May 07 13:28:39
CVRS nest recording https://t.co/0htwkdkQmm - a brief summary with lots going on: Reed Warbler have started; Blackc… https://t.co/zwwOkbSoGp
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Sun May 06 15:20:05
The chart shows the total number of new Garden Warbler ringed at CVRS over the previous 10 yrs by week of ringing.… https://t.co/nEMjOv8pdP
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Sun May 06 13:14:55
Story of our first CES https://t.co/i97egR5TqT of the year is Reed & Garden Warblers. 10 returning birds of the for… https://t.co/fEu9h9X9E5
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Sun Apr 29 16:06:04
Another quiet morning nevertheless produced a new Lesser Whitethroat, Sedge & Reed Warbler - might have expected a… https://t.co/eEThGABDWb
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Sat Apr 28 14:33:22
A quiet morning of ringing after the rain made interesting by the first re-appearance of a Chiffchaff ringed here l… https://t.co/hZSDBJr3W5
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