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2018 Ringing Course

News from the Ringing Station

March 2018
What a dreadful month! Two bouts of unseasonal wintery weather curtailed our ringing activities, but we battled on...

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
Tue Apr 24 06:17:25
RT @BristolWater: Day 2 of Rob’s #waterchallenge and today he has only 15 litres of water! The same as the average Rwandan. Again every lik…
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Mon Apr 23 19:31:31
RT @BristolWater: Day 1. Our Rob is taking part in the water challenge. Every day he will live with the average water use per person from a…
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Sun Apr 22 12:41:23
RT @CraigerUK500: Cuckoo calling from CVRS ringing hut fields, CVL. My first of the year
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Sat Apr 21 15:19:24
Bird of the Day: Reed Warbler ringed here as a juv in Aug 2010. A well traveled bird having flown to sub-Saharan Af… https://t.co/e5ywzQ4CJN
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Sat Apr 21 11:57:15
...and our first Garden Warbler of the year. https://t.co/vf26mHDUpn
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Sat Apr 21 09:33:51
Our first Lesser Whitethroat of the year ringed this morning https://t.co/tTMDi02fFP
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Fri Apr 20 12:51:39
1 swift high over Chew Stoke.
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Mon Apr 16 12:43:27
With a couple of Reed Warbler singing in the reedbed, some Nest Recording news. Nests with eggs: Mallard, Canada Go… https://t.co/P4sR7ixalk
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Sun Apr 15 14:41:38
Birds with histories. A female Blackcap ringed here as a juv last summer turned up this morning. And from yesterday… https://t.co/r82ZRMxC5m
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Sat Apr 14 15:01:01
Cetti's Warblers in evidence today - 1 new, 6 recaptures. Males - 2 ringed as juv last year, 1 juv in '16 and prob… https://t.co/R2Y7m3cGE0
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