Regular readers of this blog will have seen numerous posts that included photographs of a Belgium-ringed Blackcap that spent the second half of the winter in the garden. Well it has taken a bit longer than I expected but the ringing details finally arrived today. It was ringed near Herne, Brabant, Belgium on 20/09/2014. It was first seen and photographed in the garden on 17/01/2016 and was recorded nearly every day to the last sighting on 31/03/2016.
|BLB 13882986 Blackcap photographed 22/03/2016|
Ringed 20/09/2014 Herne, Brabant, Belgium.
Controlled (sighting) 17/01/2016 near Orrell, Greater Manchester. 555 km NW, duration 509 days.
Also recorded nearly every day to 31/03/2016.
Another recovery involved a Siskin that was ringed on Billinge Hill last autumn and was controlled near Loch Lomond, Scotland in April. Interestingly this bird was recaptured at the same site as a Siskin that I controlled in the garden and detailed in a previous post (link here).
Z019649 3F Siskin
Ringed 09/10/2015 Billinge Hill, Merseyside.
Controlled 22/04/2016 Cnoc, Argyll & Bute. 326 km NNW, duration 196 days.
Details were also received of a Goldfinch that was ringed in the garden last autumn and recaptured in SW Scotland earlier this spring.
Z019660 3J Goldfinch
Ringed 10/10/2015 near Orrell, Greater Manchester.
Controlled 14/04/2016 Leswalt, Dumfiers & Galloway. 220 km NW, 187 days.