Posted by: PD | May 27, 2017

Avocet sighting

Good news for EDRG in that one of the three Avocet colour ringed birds ringed between Nosterfield NR and Lingam Lake ahs been seen again in Kent. The same bird was seen twice in the week and the 12th and 15th April 2017. IT had travelled a distance of 335km (208 miles). Will Avocet EW28898 remain in Kent or come further north to breed? Below is the bird in question, Colour Marks, Left above knee, Lime, Blue: Right above knee Orange, Orange. The bird was ringed on the 28 June 2016. Click on the following link for more information. Colour ringed Avocets

Avocet chick trio @ Quarry June 2016 _(4)

Avocet in Kent


Posted by: PD | February 26, 2017

RHS Gardens Harlow Carr Ringing Demonstration

Though it wasn’t the best of days for a ringing demonstration, the twice annual visit to the RHS Gardens Harlow Carr by EDRG was a great success with many interested and observant members of the public watching our dedicated team of ringers ring a good number of birds throughout the day.

For more information about the day at Harlow Carr and about our new record of over 1000 birds being ringed at Harlow Carr since ringing started there in 2009, click on the link. Ringing Demonstrations

Posted by: PD | February 26, 2017

Ringing Totals 2016


EDRG Ringing totals for 2016 have just been published. For more details click on the following link. Ringing Totals 2014-16

Posted by: PD | February 20, 2017

Recent Recoveries February 2017

here have been a number of recent EDRG recoveries and controls. For Mute Swan recoveries visit the following link Mute Swan. Three further recoveries, one old, two new, include the following.

Lesser Redpoll V896267 

Ringed at Kilnsea, East Riding of Yorkshire by the Spurn B O on the 11 October 2008, this bird was controlled at Eshton Tarn, North Yorkshire, on the 21 April 2009. 155km/96 miles.


Goldfinch D692012 

Ringed at Thorpe Marsh, Doncaster by the Doncaster RG on the 1 January 2014, this bird was controlled at  Dacre Banks, North Yorkshire on the 28 December 2016. 65km/40 miles.


Pied Flycatcher L989042

Ringed at Barningham, Durham by The Northumbria RG on the 4 June 2011 as a pulli, this bird was controlled at Strid Wood, Bolton Abbey on the 19 May 2016. 50km/31 miles.


Posted by: PD | February 20, 2017

Mute Swan reports

There have been a number of Mute Swan reports recently. For more details visit the following link Mute Swan

Posted by: PD | February 20, 2017

Original Witherby ring given to EDRG

An original Witherby ring has been given to EDRG by someone who used to ring in the late 1950’s and early 60’s. This remarkable ring, number E9406, is made of quite a soft metal. A great artefact to have.


Posted by: PD | February 20, 2017

Swedish Blackbird visits Harrogate

A Swedish ringed blackbird has been controlled by EDRG member Paul Irving in his garden in Harrogate. The bird continues to visit to feed but possibly not for much longer as spring approaches.


Posted by: PD | February 20, 2017

Colour ringing of Coot

EDRG have been busy colouring Coot at Nosterfield Quarry. For more information about this click on the following link Coot Ringing


Posted by: PD | February 20, 2017

Willow Coppicing at Ripon Parks



The team ‘relaxing’ around the camp fire after a hard day willow coppicing at Ripon Parks. It has been a few years since it was last done and doing this should ensue some good ringing opportunities during the spring and autumn migration. Did anyone bring the potatoes?


Posted by: PD | December 19, 2016

First Lesser Redpoll recovery of the year


EDRG’s first Lesse Redpoll recovery of the year has just come through.

Lesser Redpoll S008473, a juvenile, was ringed on 20 October at Ripon Parks and re-trapped  31 days later at Castlemorton Common, Worcestershire, some 241km (150 miles) south west of its original ringing site.



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