This is foreseen to be an occasional blog relating to bird ringing at Abbotsbury Swannery. The site has operated as a BTO Constant Effort Site since 1995 and has taken part in the BTO Swallow Roost Project. In recent years we have concentrated in the autumn with both Yellow and Pied/White Wagtails. In 2009 we joined the Woodcock Network.

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Recent recoveries

To kick start the blog news today of two Sedge Warbler recoveries from Abbotsbury.

L150228 ringed as a 3J on 9th August 2009 was controlled at the Reserve de Briere Sud, Saint-Joachim , Loire- Atlantique in France on 15th August 2009. 6 days. 365kms

X889617 ringed as a 3 on 9th August 2009 was controlled at Ouvrage de Bell, Parc National de Diawling in Mauretania, West Africa on 27th December 2009. 140 days. 4004kms

Sedge Warbler

Monday, 6 June 2011

Some archival photographs

Aquatic Warbler

Thrush Nightingale   

In the same net at the same time!
Bearded Tit
An unwelcome guest when roosting Yellow Wagtails

Radde's Warbler