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2018 Ringing Course

News from the Ringing Station

April 2018
What a month. Winter and summer and spring all in one month! Fortunately some of the migrants managed to make it to our shores...

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
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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Sun Jun 17 19:11:47
Latest recoveries: goldfinch ringed CVRS March 18, killed by cat, Lismore Waterford IRELAND, 28 days later - 377km. https://t.co/FS4PHb4wT5
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Sun Jun 17 19:06:34
RT @CraigerUK500: This rather smart summer plumaged Sanderling is on the main dam, CVL currently. https://t.co/dyWJmM7nbv
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Mon Jun 11 15:22:41
Broods ringed as part of NRS include; 2 Coal Tit, 20 Blue Tit, 10 Great Tit, 24 Reed Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 2 Cettis… https://t.co/Jihr07AKEU
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Sun Jun 10 15:29:21
Juvs ringed this weekend: Wren, Robin, Dunnock, Blue & Great Tit - the later included birds ringed from our nestbox… https://t.co/W9JnPNJ3r4
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Sun Jun 03 13:49:34
Juvs of Blackcap, Treecreeper, Great Tit & Reed Bunting this morning during the latest CES session. Also some new R… https://t.co/v0hE118PH1
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Sat Jun 02 16:52:44
Reed Warblers are busy. 47 nests with full or partial clutches have been found within the CVRS recording area, 7 of… https://t.co/yTdLfWBlVr
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Sat May 26 15:04:43
CES ringing https://t.co/i97egR5TqT today gave a few more un-ringed Reed Warblers (plus several re-captures), and s… https://t.co/4eXvgfGJUY
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Mon May 21 12:38:12
Reed Warbler nest with 3 young found this morning. The chicks were estimated to be 2-3 days old.
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