Warbler Recoveries

Just been compiling the ringing report for last year and thought I would detail the warbler recoveries we have received.

A Reed Warbler was recaptured in Charente-Maritime coastal  south west France  33 days after ringing and  is our 30th record from France. This like 21 others was in August and had moved 974 kms on its first migration.

 A quicker mover was a Sedge Warbler, only  9 days after ringing, it was caught  in coastal  west France on August 11th. This juvenile weighed 10.5 grams and had no sign of any  fat,  but had travelled 763 kms. It is our 57th Sedge Warbler to be recovered in France of these 40 were in August. It was recaptured at a ringing station from which we have had 8 other Sedge Warblers.

 Chiffchaff reports included our third from the Channel Islands in late March. One ringed in November near Land's End Cornwall was found in our area in May. Another ringed in Dorset in late September was caught, probably still on migration in mid May. A juvenile ringed in mid June was recaptured in early October in Hampshire.

John