This Wryneck (Jynx torquilla) was trapped and ringed on 27th August 2014 at RSPB Minsmere, a first for the Ringing Group using our own rings. We went on to ring two more bringing the total to three in eight days.

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Photo Chris McIntyre

Scheme: GBT
Ring no: CND794

Ringing details
Age: 5 Sex: unknown Sex meth: – P.ringed: – P.alive: – Condition: –
Colour marks added: – Metal marks added: – Act1: – Act2: –

Ringing date: 19-Mar-2011
Reg code: — Place code: RYEM Site name: Rye Meads, Hertfordshire
County code: GBHES Grid ref: TL3810 Accuracy 1 Co-ords: 51deg 46min N 0deg 0min Accuracy 1
Hab1: B1 Hab2: G2

Biometrics: Wing: 64 mm. Weight: 8.4 g. Time: 0825hrs

Remarks:

Ringer: Rye Meads RG, 9074


Finding details
Ring not verified Age: 4 Sex: M Sex meth: C
Colour marks added: – Metal marks added: – Act1: – Act2: –

Finding date: 10-Jul-2012
Reg code: — Place code: STUSCM Site name: Stuston Common, Suffolk
County code: GBSUF Grid ref: TM1478 Co-ords: 52deg 21min N 1deg 9min E
Hab1: B3 Hab2: D3

Biometrics: Wing: 64 mm. Weight: 8.6 g. Time: 1700hrs

Finding condition: 8:20 Movement: —
Controlled Intentionally Taken
Remarks:

Duration: 479 days Distance: 102 km Direction: 51deg (NE)
Finder: Waveney Ringing Group, 9197
Reference 01092012DISC

Scheme: GBT
Ring no: Y277150

Ringing details
Age: 1 Sex: unknown Sex meth: – P.ringed: 5 P.alive: 5 Condition: –
Colour marks added: – Metal marks added: – Act1: – Act2: –

Ringing date: 26-Jun-2012
Reg code: — Place code: WEYGAR Site name: Weybread Works Garages, Suffolk
County code: GBSUF Grid ref: TM2480 Co-ords: 52deg 22min N 1deg 17min E
Hab1: F2 Hab2: —

Biometrics: Wing: — mm. Weight: — g. Time: –hrs

Remarks:

Ringer: Waveney Ringing Group, 9197


Finding details
Ring not verified Age: 3 Sex: – Sex meth: –
Colour marks added: – Metal marks added: – Act1: – Act2: –

Finding date: 06-Oct-2012
Reg code: ORF Place code: ORF Site name: Orfordness, Suffolk
County code: GBSUF Grid ref: TM4549 Accuracy 2 Co-ords: 52deg 5min N 1deg 34min E Accuracy 2
Hab1: B7 Hab2: C7

Biometrics: Wing: 72 mm. Weight: 18.4 g. Time: 1800hrs

Finding condition: 8:20 Movement: —
Controlled Intentionally Taken
Remarks:

Duration: 102 days Distance: 37 km Direction: 149deg (SSE)
Finder: Landguard Ringing Group, 9121
Reference 20112012DISC

Scheme: GBT
Ring no: X461186

Ringing details
Age: 3 Sex: male Sex meth: – P.ringed: – P.alive: – Condition: –
Colour marks added: – Metal marks added: – Act1: – Act2: –

Ringing date: 31-Dec-2008
Reg code: — Place code: WSTFRM Site name: West Farm, Westhorpe, Suffolk
County code: GBSUF Grid ref: TM0370 Co-ords: 52deg 17min N 0deg 59min E
Hab1: E3 Hab2: E4

Biometrics: Wing: 80 mm. Weight: 18.7 g. Time: 1000hrs

Remarks:

Ringer: Waveney Ringing Group, 9197


Finding details
Ring not verified Age: 4 Sex: M Sex meth: –
Colour marks added: – Metal marks added: – Act1: M Act2: –

Finding date: 28-Jul-2012
Reg code: WAC Place code: F01 Site name: near Little Fen, South Lopham, Norfolk
County code: GBNOR Grid ref: TM0479 Co-ords: 52deg 22min N 1deg 0min E
Hab1: B7 Hab2: C7

Biometrics: Wing: 80 mm. Weight: 18.5 g. Time: 0630hrs

Finding condition: 8:20 Movement: —
Controlled Intentionally Taken
Remarks:

Duration: 1305 days Distance: 10 km Direction: 7deg (N)
Finder: Dr S R Baillie, 1952
Reference 20112012DISC

Scheme: GBT
Ring no: D170527

Ringing details
Age: 4 Sex: male Sex meth: – P.ringed: – P.alive: – Condition: –
Colour marks added: – Metal marks added: – Act1: M Act2: –

Ringing date: 19-Oct-2012
Reg code: — Place code: COA Site name: Coatsay Moor, Darlington
County code: GBDAR Grid ref: NZ2421 Co-ords: 54deg 35min N 1deg 38min W
Hab1: E4 Hab2: —

Biometrics: Wing: 73 mm. Weight: 11 g. Time: 1000hrs

Remarks:

Ringer: T G Dewdney, 2775


Finding details
Ring not verified Age: 4 Sex: M Sex meth: –
Colour marks added: – Metal marks added: – Act1: – Act2: –

Finding date: 01-Nov-2012
Reg code: — Place code: MINSMR Site name: Minsmere Nature Reserve, Suffolk
County code: GBSUF Grid ref: TM4767 Co-ords: 52deg 15min N 1deg 37min E
Hab1: B3 Hab2: C7

Biometrics: Wing: 72 mm. Weight: 11.7 g. Time: 1200hrs

Finding condition: 8:20 Movement: —
Controlled Intentionally Taken
Remarks:

Duration: 13 days Distance: 337 km Direction: 141deg (SE)
Finder: Waveney Ringing Group, 9197
Reference 14112012DISC

Scheme: GBT
Ring no: L074192

Ringing details
Age: 3 Sex: unknown Sex meth: – P.ringed: – P.alive: – Condition: –
Colour marks added: – Metal marks added: – Act1: T Act2: –

Ringing date: 26-Oct-2010
Reg code: SBE Place code: SBE Site name: Sandwich Bay Estate, Kent
County code: GBKEN Grid ref: TR3657 Co-ords: 51deg 16min N 1deg 23min E
Hab1: B7 Hab2: C5

Biometrics: Wing: 74 mm. Weight: 12.1 g. Time: 1055hrs

Remarks:

Ringer: Sandwich Bay BO, 9075


Finding details
Ring not verified Age: 4 Sex: – Sex meth: –
Colour marks added: – Metal marks added: – Act1: – Act2: –

Finding date: 28-Oct-2012
Reg code: — Place code: MINSMR Site name: Minsmere Nature Reserve, Suffolk
County code: GBSUF Grid ref: TM4767 Co-ords: 52deg 15min N 1deg 37min E
Hab1: B3 Hab2: C7

Biometrics: Wing: 73 mm. Weight: 11 g. Time: 1100hrs

Finding condition: 8:20 Movement: —
Controlled Intentionally Taken
Remarks:

Duration: 733 days Distance: 111 km Direction: 9deg (N)
Finder: Waveney Ringing Group, 9197

Scheme: GBT
Ring no: LE25473

Ringing details
Age: 3 Sex: unknown Sex meth: – P.ringed: – P.alive: – Condition: –
Colour marks added: – Metal marks added: – Act1: M Act2: –

Ringing date: 17-Jun-2012
Reg code: — Place code: DKW Site name: Dukes Warren, Surrey
County code: GBSUR Grid ref: TQ1443 Co-ords: 51deg 10min N 0deg 22min W
Hab1: D1 Hab2: B3

Biometrics: Wing: 128 mm. Weight: — g. Time: 0600hrs

Remarks:

Ringer: S Bayley, 5525


Finding details
Ring not verified Age: 3 Sex: M Sex meth: –
Colour marks added: – Metal marks added: – Act1: – Act2: –

Finding date: 19-Oct-2012
Reg code: — Place code: OAK Site name: Thorndon, Suffolk
County code: GBSUF Grid ref: TM1369 Co-ords: 52deg 17min N 1deg 7min E
Hab1: B1 Hab2: F3

Biometrics: Wing: 134 mm. Weight: 76.1 g. Time: 1300hrs

Finding condition: 8:20 Movement: —
Controlled Intentionally Taken
Remarks:

Duration: 124 days Distance: 161 km Direction: 40deg (NE)
Finder: Waveney Ringing Group, 9197
Reference 21112012DISC

Scheme: GBT
Ring no: X746260

Ringing details

Age: 4 Sex: unknown Sex meth: – P.ringed: – P.alive: – Condition: –
Colour marks added: – Metal marks added: – Act1: – Act2: –

Ringing date: 12-Aug-2009
Reg code: ICK Place code: ICK Site name: Icklesham, East Sussex
County code: GBESU Grid ref: TQ8815 Accuracy 1 Co-ords: 50deg 54min N 0deg 40min E Accuracy 1
Hab1: C7 Hab2: E6

Biometrics: Wing: 79 mm. Weight: 19.3 g. Time: 0600hrs

Remarks:

Ringer: Rye Bay Ringing Group, 9139


Finding details
Ring not verified Age: 4 Sex: – Sex meth: –
Colour marks added: – Metal marks added: – Act1: – Act2: –

Finding date: 01-Jun-2012
Reg code: — Place code: MINSMR Site name: Minsmere Nature Reserve, Suffolk
County code: GBSUF Grid ref: TM4767 Co-ords: 52deg 15min N 1deg 37min E
Hab1: B3 Hab2: C7

Biometrics: Wing: 80 mm. Weight: 17.6 g. Time: 1000hrs

Finding condition: 8:20 Movement: —
Controlled Intentionally Taken
Remarks:

Duration: 1024 days Distance: 164 km Direction: 24deg (NNE)
Finder: Waveney Ringing Group, 9197
Reference 14052012DISC

This water rail was caught on Saturday 26th April 2014 in a mist net at one of our local sites, a first for the Ringing Group using our own rings.

water-rail

 

Following a slightly late arrival this year, it is pleasing to be able to report the return to Fen Farm of the Sand Martins. The nest hole excavation began in early April and has progressed to in excess of 50 nest holes. It was expected that the sight of this years juveniles would be later than previous years, however on a short ringing session during the week of 17th June 4 juveniles were ringed.

The highlight of this session has to be the catch, recording and release of a Sand Martin wearing a French ring, further details of this bird will become available once the details are received via the BTO.
In addition to this, 4 Sand Martins were recorded which had been previously ringed at Fen Farm in July 2012. These birds known as retraps, had returned to our breeding ground following a stay in their winter home of West Africa, an incredible journey for a bird with an average weight of 13 grams.

We also had two control birds wearing rings other than those issued by our own ringing group. The term control refers to the distance a bird has moved between the site of ringing and the site of recapture, for Sand Martins this is greater than 10 km ( 6.16 miles ).

Paris bird 20 June 2013 Ringing

Sand Martin, ringed in France ( photo Harry Read )

Nuthatch
The first Nuthatch ringed by Ian Archer at our  site at Stuston Common.

Scheme: GBT
Ring no: L549348

Ringing details

Age: 3 Sex: male Sex meth: – P.ringed: – P.alive: – Condition: –
Colour marks added: – Metal marks added: – Act1: T Act2: –

Ringing date: 31-Aug-2010
Reg code: CRH Place code: FLR Site name: Flordon Road, Creeting St Mary, Suffolk
County code: GBSUF Grid ref: TM0955 Co-ords: 52deg 9min N 1deg 3min E
Hab1: B1 Hab2: C5

Biometrics: Wing: 75 mm. Weight: 18.6 g. Time: 0600hrs

Remarks:

Ringer: J Walshe, 5035


Finding details
Ring not verified Age: 4 Sex: M Sex meth: –
Colour marks added: – Metal marks added: – Act1: – Act2: –

Finding date: 04-Jun-2012
Reg code: — Place code: COLNET Site name: Grove Farm, Athlington, Suffolk
County code: GBSUF Grid ref: TM2070 Co-ords: 52deg 17min N 1deg 13min E
Hab1: E3 Hab2: E4

Biometrics: Wing: 76 mm. Weight: 16.4 g. Time: 1600hrs

Finding condition: 8:20 Movement: —
Controlled Intentionally Taken
Remarks:

Duration: 643 days Distance: 19 km Direction: 38deg (NE)
Finder: Waveney Ringing Group, 9197
Reference 07072012DISC

Scheme: GBT
Ring no: LB88447

Ringing details

Age: 6 Sex: female Sex meth: – P.ringed: – P.alive: – Condition: –
Colour marks added: – Metal marks added: – Act1: – Act2: –

Ringing date: 13-Feb-2010
Reg code: — Place code: OAK Site name: Thorndon, Suffolk
County code: GBSUF Grid ref: TM1369 Co-ords: 52deg 17min N 1deg 7min E
Hab1: F3 Hab2: E6

Biometrics: Wing: 129 mm. Weight: 111.6 g. Time: 0900hrs

Remarks:

Ringer: Waveney Ringing Group, 9197


Finding details
Ring verified Age: 6 Sex: F Sex meth: –
Colour marks added: – Metal marks added: – Act1: – Act2: –

Finding date: 12-May-2012
Reg code: — Place code: — Site name: Valitie, Eura, Turku-Pori, Finland
County code: SF86 Grid ref: —— Co-ords: 61deg 7min N 22deg 9min E
Hab1: — Hab2:

Biometrics: Wing: 131 mm. Weight: 66 g. Time: 1900hrs

Finding condition: 2:61 Movement: —
Freshly dead Taken By Cat
Remarks:

Duration: 819 days Distance: 1610 km Direction: 53deg (NE)
Finder: Helsinki
Reference 15112012LJB