Sunday, 6 January 2019

Black Park CP - 4th January 2019

The first session of the year could have gone better! After three hours in cold conditions we had only ringed 6 birds, so it was time to pack up and go home to pick over what was left of the Christmas goodies.

Lesser Redpoll aged 5

Totals: 6

Robin - 1
Goldcrest - 2
Blue Tit - 2
Lesser Redpoll - 1

But in spite of this morning being so poor, here is a reminder of why we monitor birds. Here's news of one we did earlier.

Redwing RZ01278   was ringed on 2/11/2017 at Black Park when a juvenile. The bird was found dead on 17/10/2018 at Mikkola, Sodankyl√§, Lappi, Finland  SF83 67 28N; 26 8E. It had flown into wires a few days short of 349 days since it was not freshly dead when found. The eventual location is 2303 km NE of where we ringed it. Sodankyl√§ is well north of the Arctic Circle in north-central Finland, some 300km north of Oulu on the Gulf of Bothnia.