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2016 Ringing Course

News from the Ringing Station

July 2016
A really busy month including a successful Canada Goose round up, yet more pullus and culminating in our annual Ringing Course...

Controls & Recoveries

Recent returns from the BTO include Blackcap, Reed Warbler & Black-headed Gull.

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.

2015 ringing course - 30th July to 2nd August

CVRS ringing course 2015
Course totals
Species
New
Retrap
Total
Mallard
2
0
2
Water Rail
5
2
7
Woodpigeon
1
0
1
Kingfisher
1
0
1
Sand Martin
1
0
1
Swallow
33
0
33
Wren
5
7
12
Dunnock
6
5
11
Robin
3
3
6
Blackbird
1
0
1
Song Thrush
2
0
2
Cettiā€™s Warbler
1
2
3
Sedge Warbler
29
2
31
Reed Warbler
158
115
273
Lesser Whitethroat
1
0
1
Whitethroat
1
0
1
Garden Warbler
2
1
3
Blackcap
9
2
11
Chiffchaff
4
2
6
Willow Warbler
2
0
2
Goldcrest
1
0
1
Blue Tit
15
62
77
Great Tit
3
16
19
Treecreeper
2
1
3
Chaffinch
6
3
9
Greenfinch
27
7
34
Bullfinch
0
1
1
TOTALS
321
231
552
2016 ringing course
2016 Ringing Course - Thursday 28th July to Sunday 31st July
Wed Aug 24 14:27:56
Ringing today incl 11 chiff, 3 willow & 5 sedge warbler. The sedge warblers incl adults passing through, laden with fat for their migration.
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Fri Aug 19 18:49:28
Autumn migration: reed warbler ringed in nest at CVL in June was recaptured last week on the SE coast, when the bird was approx 60 days old.
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Sun Aug 14 20:08:44
Among the 'local residents' from this morning - a wren, ringed in Oct '14 as an adult & not seen since. Another occasional visitor to CVRS.
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Sun Aug 14 13:43:19
One willow warblers this morning was an adult with a portugese ring - presumably ringed this spring or earlier, bred N of CVRS & now going S
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Sun Aug 14 13:37:00
CES ringing: 40 new reed warbler were mainly juvs - presumably 'local' birds dispersing. Also 3 sedge, 7 chiff, 5 willow warb & 8 blackcap.
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Sat Aug 13 13:10:57
A F blackbird ringed as a breeding adult in July '15 was recaptured this morning - this is the 1st time she has been seen since ringing.
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Sat Aug 13 13:10:09
A trickle of willow warblers appear to be passing through CVRS - 4 juvs ringed this morning. Also new: 3 sedge warbler & 2 juv treecreeper.
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Fri Aug 12 15:09:10
Black headed gull (J55C) still at CvL cafe today, ringed Nr Oslo, Norway as a chick in 2015 - 1247 km.
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Fri Aug 12 13:41:43
23V7, present at CVL yesterday was ringed at Hosehill LNR just SW of Reading in June https://t.co/bnXnLxG1eW
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Fri Aug 12 12:23:45
35 new birds ringed this morning including lesser whitethroat, willow warbler and kingfisher.
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