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2018 Ringing Course

News from the Ringing Station

January 2018
A fairly busy month to start the year with a total of 290 bird handlings (110 new birds, 180 re-traps) involving 22 species...

Controls & Recoveries

Recent returns from the BTO include a Bearded Tit in Kent...
BTO South-West Conference

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
Sun Feb 18 16:37:36
RT @RaptorPersScot: Fantastic new initiative to target the raptor killers in North Yorkshire. https://t.co/ZGv4m9qT4Z @NYPRuralTF @RSPBbird…
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Sun Feb 18 13:35:27
An occasional visitor to CVRS turned up again - a robin ringed here as an immature bird in Sept 2014, it was aroun… https://t.co/ysrQBQXQ0S
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Sat Feb 17 16:43:47
Some nice winter visitors turned up again today. For example, a dunnock ringed here as a juv in August 2013 and cap… https://t.co/YJDtQait2f
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Sat Feb 17 09:18:38
4th blackcap of 2017/18 winter period caught in Chew Stoke garden this morning.
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Sat Feb 17 06:24:56
Latest recovery news. Black headed gull present CVL Dec 17, ringed Askiljeby, Dasterbotten SWEDEN as chick in 2011 https://t.co/Fjdpwvs1kD
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Thu Feb 15 18:50:06
A Brambling ringed this morning was an unusual record for CVRS. Also a Siskin and a retrapped Sparrowhawk.
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Thu Feb 15 08:41:12
RT @McKenzie6593: Good to see some young conservationists making a splash in this quarter's 'Positive News' magazine, including these two s…
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Sun Feb 04 13:54:21
A visit to Chew Stoke STW aiming to ring wintering chiffchaff produced the undoubtedly bird-of-the-day. A chiffchaf… https://t.co/pPGYcHEC1h
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Sat Feb 03 13:32:34
A selection of finches ringed and recaptured recently. 'Wintering' chaffinch & goldfinch (1 of the latter ringed he… https://t.co/QLPNO0A4dQ
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Sun Jan 28 14:05:02
Weather limited ringing did however produce a female Coal Tit, ringed here in autumn 2015 as a young bird. She was… https://t.co/U6AIQYlfBB
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