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2018 Ringing Course

News from the Ringing Station

May & June 2018
A total of 1391 new birds and 333 retraps were handled. Many of the former would have been pullus...

Controls & Recoveries

Recent returns from the BTO include a Teal ringed at CVRS in 2011, retrapped in France 2018.

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 Jul 16 09:19:22
RT @BirdgirlUK: Gr8 news, had approval from @_BTO 4 my bird ringing (banding) C Licence & mist net endorsement. Looking forward 2 ringing a…
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Sun Jul 15 13:28:07
Another CES ringing session today added to the invaluable dataset on local & national bird population, productivity… https://t.co/couMXlBLRi
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Sat Jul 07 12:33:52
The breeding season appears over for at least one bird ringed this morning; a male Blackcap was just starting its w… https://t.co/vUpGEbon0R
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Sun Jul 01 12:41:25
Juv Reed Warblers have been turning up recently, some of which were ringed in the nest. It's around 3 weeks between… https://t.co/z5YmB8lnBQ
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Wed Jun 27 12:56:38
Curlew just flown over CVRS heading north.
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Tue Jun 26 22:23:41
This map gives an idea of where some of the Canada Geese we ring move through the year. Of the 11 recaptured as par… https://t.co/3dy6mtNztu
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Tue Jun 26 19:09:47
This evening’s Canada goose round up at CVRS captured 138 new birds and 11 retraps. https://t.co/jRthHakaxo
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Tue Jun 26 19:08:29
The CVRS annual Canada goose round up this evening. Some nifty boat work has resulted in a successful catch. https://t.co/Zo3pBZYdBb
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Sun Jun 17 19:16:21
Latest recoveries: Teal ringed CVRS nov 11, shot in Amfreville Picauville Manche FRANCE, January 2018 - 2253 days l… https://t.co/1VOtje8WAr
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Sun Jun 17 19:13:32
Latest recoveries, black-headed gull ringed CVRS nov 16, resighted Utterslev-Torv, Kobenhavn DENMARK, April 18, 111… https://t.co/WG2052S6N3
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