Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Swallow recovery

Yesterday I heard about my first recovery from the Swallow roost I took part in at the Avenue Washlands nature reserve in Chesterfield back in August (see here).

I was out with the Sorby Breck Ringing Group and over the course of the night we ringed 143 Swallows. One of the juvenile birds I ringed was caught by another ringer in Worsley, Great Manchester, 36 days later. This means it had moved 74km in a WNW direction. Hopefully it turned itself around and headed off south to Sputh Africa before the cold weather set in.

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