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Hebridean Imaging
Hebridean Imaging

Control and recovery details…

Well, almost as soon as i’d pressed send on the last blog update an email came through from the BTO with details of the two controls we had in April – a Goldfinch and a very well travelled Lesser Redpoll. Details also came through of one of our Greenfinches that had been controlled by another ringer on the Isle of Rum (one of the Inner Hebridean islands).

Firstly the Goldfinch Y177646 that we caught on the 26th April, a second year female, was first ringed by the Tay Ringing Group in Montrose, Angus, Scotland. 180 days and a distance (in a straight line which i’m sure the bird didn’t follow!) of 189.5 miles.


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Secondly, the second year male Lesser Redpoll Y623168 that we captured on the 29th April 2012, was first ringed on the 29th January 2012 way down south in West Horsley, Surrey!! 91 days and a distance of 495.8 miles NNW. Amazing!


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The Greenfinch TS37535, a second year male, that we originally ringed on the 10th February 2012 was recaptured by a ringer at Kinloch, Isle of Rum, Inner Hebrides on the 23rd March 2012. A distance of 42 days and 44.7 miles ESE


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