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2018 Ringing Course

News from the Ringing Station

August 2017
An excellent month which saw both A and C CESs completed for the year with 100% coverage...

Controls & Recoveries

Recent returns from the BTO include a sedge and reed warbler...

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 - TBA
Sat Sep 09 17:49:06
This Kingfisher, a 1st year male, was the pick of the bunch from this morning's ringing. https://t.co/DCsUO7gJ3p
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Thu Sep 07 07:29:08
Firecrest captured at CVRS this morning. https://t.co/Di9scJ8G4o
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Tue Sep 05 08:49:29
@CraigerUK500 welcome home :)
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Sat Sep 02 17:13:17
@rojobus @CVLbirding ringed Pitsea, Essex 2015. Check out https://t.co/JjWlKJRyKK for a map and full details.
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Sat Sep 02 15:49:06
@CVLbirding ringed Pitsea, Essex 2015. Check out https://t.co/Eka9R3rQyH for a map and full details.
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Mon Aug 28 05:28:54
Final CES completed: 112 birds processed incl 31 chiffchaff. thx to all for big efforts in completing yet ano year for CVRS’s 2 CES sites
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Sun Aug 27 10:12:13
Report on last month's CVRS ringing course now available on our website: https://t.co/1bhUYcAdC1 https://t.co/RQ6SEN136g
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Fri Aug 04 22:21:08
RT @BristolWater: One of our engineers found this little alligator at Chew Valley Lake earlier today! #bristol https://t.co/xVAN9kI8rY
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Fri Aug 04 20:04:16
RT @bristolbirding: Hey @CVRSNews Might want to watch your step during the next CES session https://t.co/EQo3PbcHpe
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Wed Aug 02 19:30:54
RT @martinRSPB: Please watch this video and then sign petition to ban veterinary diclofenac in Europe to help save our vultures Act https:/…
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