Saturday, 16 July 2016

Limeys Return.

 Jim Graham alerted me to the Common Terns that are now regularly feeding at Cropston Reservoir.
 The terns rest on the railings and this allows the colour rings to be read.
 It was great to hear that Jim had seen two of the terns that we colour ringed in 2014. He reported seeing U01, amazingly the first Comte that we colour ringed at WCP on 11/06/2014, and U36 rung on the 23/06/2014.

 Today I managed to record another returning adult, U23
 and also three of this years juveniles, U73, U74 and U80.

 There was also this adult, with 2 plain yellow rings on the left leg. I am awaiting information on what scheme this bird belongs to.
We would welcome any information on our Limeys from Cropston or any locations. Email the details to

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Belgium Visitor!

 Amongst the 12 Reed Warblers caught at WCP was this Belgium rung bird.
 It is just possible to pick out BRU and SSELS on this rather worn and misshapen ring. It will be interesting to find out if this individual has bred previously in Belgium, or was rung on passage.

Common Terns Colour ringed.

 The rafts at WCP have again been successful, with 19 young terns rung last week.
 Each bird received a metal ring on the right leg and a lime green colour ring on the left leg.
 The codes for this years graduates are in black and  run from U67 to U86. ( U83 broke)
 Hopefully, some of these individuals will return to breed at WCP in  two years time.
Again, thanks to Dale Osborne for all his support.