Tony Taylor has provided the following details, just received from the BTO, for three recent 'controls' – captures on Lundy of birds that had been ringed elsewhere, including two birds that were originally ringed on the same day in August last year, at two different sites in Pembrokeshire. All three were controlled on Lundy by Rob Duncan and David Kightley within the last 10 days.
Willow Warbler ring number KYN356 – ringed as a first-year bird on Skokholm, Pembrokeshire, 30 August 2018. Controlled on Lundy, 29 April 2019 (time since ringing 242 days; distance between place of ringing and Lundy 74 km; direction SE, bearing 145°).
Lesser Whitethroat ring number AAC9100 – ringed as a first-year bird at Kilpaison Marsh, Rhoscrowther, Pembrokeshire, 30 August 2018. Controlled on Lundy, 23 April 2019 (time since ringing 236 days; distance between place of ringing and Lundy 62 km; bearing SSE, 155°).
Sedge Warbler ring number Paris 7447202 – ringed as an adult female at Le Bonhomme, St-Philbert-de-Grand-Lieu, Loire-Atlantique, France, 5 August 2015. Controlled on Lundy, 30 April 2019 (time since ringing 1,364 days; distance between place of ringing and Lundy 505 km; NNW, 335°).
Note that the entry below for 2nd May has been updated to include a sound recording of the Continental Coal Tit singing.
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