First-year female 12-Apr-2016 near Orrell, Greater Manchester, UK
Caught by ringer 26-Jun-2017 near Kildary, Highland, UK
Duration: 440 days Distance: 478 km Direction: 350deg (N)
This Siskin recovery is the furthest north of all the reports received so far this year.
First-year female 27-Dec-2016 near Orrell, Greater Manchester, UK
Caught by ringer 18-Mar-2017 Calf of Man, Isle of Man, UK
Duration: 81 days Distance: 151 km Direction: 294deg (WNW)
There have been previous exchanges of Goldfinches with the Isle of Man from sites in my area but this is the first one from my garden.
Juvenile 06-Aug-2017 Billinge Hill, near Billinge, Merseyside, UK
Caught by ringer 27-Oct-2017 Dunsby, Bourne, Lincolnshire, UK
Duration: 82 days Distance: 174 km Direction: 116deg (ESE)
Sexed as female when recaptured.
Lesser Redpoll AXA2748
First-year male 18-Sep-2017 Billinge Hill, near Billinge, Merseyside, UK
Caught by ringer 07-Oct-2017 Whixall & Fenn's Mosses, Wrexham, UK
Duration: 19 days Distance: 65 km Direction: 182deg (S)
Lesser Redpoll S800301
First-year 25-Aug-2017 Barnacre Reservoir, Lancashire, UK
Caught by ringer 26-Oct-2017 Billinge Hill, near Billinge, Merseyside, UK
Duration: 62 days Distance: 47 km Direction: 181deg (S)
Lesser Redpoll D717537
Full grown 03-Apr-2014 Llanfyllin, Powys, UK
Caught by ringer 01-Nov-2017 Billinge Hill, near Billinge, Merseyside, UK
Duration: 1308 days Distance: 88 km Direction: 25deg (NNE)
This Lesser Redpoll has also been caught at Crawford (2km from Billinge) on 5 occasions in spring and early summer 2015 and once in spring 2016. It was visiting feeders when caught at Crawford and was thought to be breeding nearby. It was sexed as a male when recaptured.
Lesser Redpoll S275550
First-year 21-Apr-2017 Torwood Lodge, Lockerbie, Dumfries and Galloway, UK
Caught by ringer 05-Dec-2017 Billinge Hill, near Billinge, Merseyside, UK
Duration: 228 days Distance: 185 km Direction: 167deg (SSE)
Sexed male when recaptured.
|S275550 adult male Lesser Redpoll, controlled at Billinge 05/12/2017|
The cold weather and snow that has been forecast for this weekend could prove interesting and may bring some thrushes down from further north and see the feeders in the garden get even busier. I haven't had a Blackcap in the garden yet this winter but a good covering of snow and some frost may just help one come my way. So I think it is going to be a case of eyes on the garden this weekend and I may just start the next blog post on recoveries while doing so.