Southern Colour Ringing Group


David Low has been out in the field searching hard for ringed Brent Geese and has come up trumps with three of the eighteen birds ringed in January re sighted. Green AA (Wakering Stairs) and AG (Leigh on Sea) were seen on 24th October and Green AY (Shoebury)  on 26th October. AA was paired with a female and has a juvenile with the pair. David has also reported good numbers of Juveniles in the flock so we are hopefull that here will be good numbers of birds at Blue House Farm when we are ready to resume catching attempts.


Our third re sighting of one of the Little Egrets ringed at Walthamstow Wetlands was reported, Orange Z Niger T was seen at Brooklands Park, Worthing on 26th October with a number of unringed birds. Thanks to Karen Weston for sending us the sighting.


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We have just recieved a sighting from Graham Prole from Dublin who has seen one of this years young from Fishers Green. As we ring more birds from this colony it is clear there is a westerly movement and dispersal  in their first year. We look forward to more sightings of this bird if it stays in the area for the winter.

You can see a map of this sighting here.

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Photo Lee Price

2RNL a bird from Fishers Green ringed as a chick on 08/06/2016 seen on the river Thames in October shows a local bred bird appearing to potentially winter in London. This bird was seen in the colony at Fishers Green in May but did not seem to stay and breed. Maybe it has bred at another colony around London but we have no information on any sightings other than the May one.

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On 3rd October we had our first sighting of one of the colour ringed Grey Herons, AC1 from Netherhall 4 months and 17 days after ringing. It was on the scrape at Rye Meads and the ring was very obvious which is good to see. 


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