Tuesday, 10 January 2012

2011 Totals Part I

 With 2011 behind us, it’s only fitting to have a quick squint of what we achieved last year; which was the Bull and Morgan Partnership processing 3504 captures! Not a bad years ringing it has to be said. We managed to add seven new species to the list, starting with Black Redstart at the beginning of the year and ending with Black-headed gull; in between there was Redshank, Dunlin, Herring Gull, Greylag and Canada Geese. We started colour ringing coots and Cetti’s Warblers and finally registered the swallow project as a RAS.

2011 was not without other milestones; we said good bye to one of our founders, Dave Bull, who taught most of us our trade and is sorely missed. But we also welcomed new members to the team; CJ, Thon, Wayne and Prince Albert. And of course not forgetting that Vaf was able to start on his long awaited PhD!

We’d like to extend a big thank you to all the other ringers and ringing groups that played host to us in 2011, in particular; Terry Coombs, Brian Bailey, Mike Hounsome, SCAN, Llangorse, Flat Holm, and of course our home away from home, The Radipole Ringing Group.

2012 is underway and we know for sure there will be some ringing adventures being had by the team.

2011 totals:   FG= full grown   R&R = retraps and recoveries

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