Ringing Recoveries and Recovery Data

Some data of EDRG birds recovered. Updated 8 August 2013. Please click on the link.

EDRG Recapture History

Willow Warbler 2D4451


Ringed as a juvenile at Bellflask Quarry, near Ripon on 26 July 1998, 2D4451 was found dead, killed by a sling shot (!) on 12 February 2000 in Kolon Kune, near Madine, Sierra Leone a distance of 5064km (3100 miles). Presumably, this bird will have migrated north again in 1999 before returning south at the end of that year.

WW to sierra leone.jpg

Reed Warbler P33064


P33064 was ringed at Staveley Nature Reserve near Knaresborough on 9 July 2000 as a juvenile bird and was later controlled only 33 days later in Oost-Vlaanderen (East Flanders), Belgium on 11 August 2000 having travelled 507km (312 miles).

Reed to belgium.jpg

Blackbird 7861349


Blackbird 7861349, an adult male, was ringed at Heligoland, Germany on 7 March 2009 and later controlled by EDRG at Sharow Grange, Sharow, near Ripon on 22 December 2009, a distance of 614km (378 miles).

Blackbird Heligoland.jpg

Siskin D418837


Ringed as a juvenile at Eshton Tarn, North Yorkshire on 25 August 2015, D418837 was found at  Glentrool Village, Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway on  22 May 2016, a distance of 196km (122 miles).

Siskin Glentrool.jpg

Coot GR36939


Ringed at Nosterfield Nature Reserve on 9 March 2014, GR36939 was found in nearby Bedale on 29 May 2016.

Coot Bedale.jpg

Great Black-Backed Gull HW57264


Ringed as a nestling on 7 July 2013 at Bullers of Buchan, near Cruden Bay, Aberdeenshire, HW57264 was seen at Nosterfield Nature Reserve on 13 April 2016 having travelled 356km (221 miles).

Great back Bullers.jpg

Curlew FA57945

Curlew 2

Ringed as a nestling on 31 May 1994 at Embsay Moor, North Yorkshire FA57945 was seen again at Low Bishopside, North Yorkshire, only 20km (12 miles) away from its original ringing site but some 22 years later on on 25 March 2016!

Curlew Embsay.jpg

Avocet EW28719


Originally ringed at Nosterfield NR on 25 May 2014 as a nestling, EW28719 was spotted firstly in Orford Ness on the Suffolk coast (198 miles) in March of this year and then further inland at Little Downham, Ely (143 miles from NNR) on the 5 April 2016. This bird was also colour-marked left above knee L,B, right above knee R,O.

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