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New net by Merlin Ringing Supplies

Ringing updatesPosted by eyrg.co.uk Sun, October 30, 2016 19:22:00

Having such an open ringing site at Filey, we suffer from the wind blowing Jap and North Ronaldsay nets to one end so we have started to restock with Ecotone nets which are tethered on two shelf strings to prevent this. However these are expensive.

I have bought some nets from Merlin Ringing Supplies in the past which were made in China that I found to be too heavy for our general passerine use and better as a thrush net but absorbed water quickly.

Having heard Chris had a new supply and him telling me the new nets are tethered on two shelf strings I decided to buy three 12m (40’) and two 15m (50’) 70d mesh mist nets, which I aimed to use at Filey Bird Observatory.

Firstly I noted that the top and middle shelf strings were doubled and were tethered – best way to identify the top string as all the braided pole loops are black but well finished with metal clips.

When set up there is plenty of bag in each shelf and the 2ply 70dernier nylon mesh is soft and smooth and does not cling to feathers or absorb moisture

On the first couple of uses I trapped 50 birds ranging from Goldcrests to Blackbirds and had no problems extracting any from the net. When Greenfinch heads went through the mesh it seems easy to feed them back without the net sticking to the feathers as a fraction larger mesh that other nets (32mm). The nets had adequate bagging and strong enough to hold Blackbirds and fine enough to trap Chiffchaffs and Goldcrest.

Overall these are great value, very similar to Ecotone nets but as fine as NR superfine. The only difference I found was the bottom shelf was not finished off, with about an inch of loose net hanging below the string but this had no effect on the catching ability of the net and the cost!!!!!!!!

Available from http://www.merlinringingsupplies.co.uk/







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May 2016

Ringing updatesPosted by eyrg.co.uk Sat, May 14, 2016 07:07:25

Recoveries received from the BTO:

Song Thrush

RT64221 3 13/09/2015 Filey: 54°13'N 0°18'W (TA1181) (North Yorkshire)

X 13/03/2016 Hutton Buscel: 54°14'N 0°31'W (SE9784) (North Yorkshire) 14km W 182 days

Sedge Warbler

D128257 3J 14/08/2015 Buckton: 54°9'N 0°12'W (TA1874) (East Riding of Yorkshire)

R 28/08/2015 Donges: 47°19'N 2°4'W (Loire-Atlantique) , France, 770km S 14 days

Goldcrest

R136546 3F 09/09/2015 Sappi, Luvia: 61°29'N 21°21'E (Turku-Pori) , Finland

SFH R 14/10/2015 Flamborough Head: 54°7'N 0°6'W (TA2471) (East Riding of Yorkshire) 1506km WSW

35 days

Greenfinch

VT52761 3M 20/10/2015 Filey: 54°13'N 0°18'W (TA1181) (North Yorkshire)

R 13/04/2016 Sunnymead Farm, Wivenhoe: 51°51'N 0°59'E (TM0522) (Essex) 277km SSE 176 days

Siskin

X344377 3M 23/10/2015 Filey: 54°13'N 0°18'W (TA1181) (North Yorkshire)

R 22/04/2016 Drummond, Inverness: 57°27'N 4°14'W (NH6643) (Highland) 435km NW 182 days

R 24/04/2016 Drummond, Inverness: 57°27'N 4°14'W (NH6643) (Highland) 435km NW 184 days

R 26/04/2016 Drummond, Inverness: 57°27'N 4°14'W (NH6643) (Highland) 435km NW 186 days

R 27/04/2016 Drummond, Inverness: 57°27'N 4°14'W (NH6643) (Highland) 435km NW 187 days

R 02/05/2016 Drummond, Inverness: 57°27'N 4°14'W (NH6643) (Highland) 435km NW 192 days

Common (Lesser) Redpoll

R760782 4M 23/10/2013 Filey: 54°13'N 0°18'W (TA1181) (North Yorkshire)

R 28/03/2016 Catterick Garrison: 54°22'N 1°44'W (SE1798) (North Yorkshire) 94km W 2 yrs 157days

R 08/04/2016 Catterick Garrison: 54°22'N 1°44'W (SE1798) (North Yorkshire) 94km W 2 yrs 168days





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Feb 2016

Ringing updatesPosted by eyrg.co.uk Tue, February 23, 2016 09:11:25

One from last autumn:

Goldcrest

HPY816 3F 11/10/2015 Gibraltar Point, Skegmess: 53°6'N 0°19'E (TF5558) (Lincolnshire)

R 19/10/2015 Filey: 54°13'N 0°18'W (TA1181) (North Yorkshire) 131km NNW 8 days



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Recoveries from The BTO 2015

Ringing updatesPosted by eyrg.co.uk Fri, July 17, 2015 10:58:04

Recoveries June 2015

Lesser Redpoll

Y729030 3 20/10/2012 Filey: 54°13'N 0°18'W (TA1181) (North Yorkshire)

R 05/04/2015 Kingsway, Thetford: 52°24'N 0°44'E (TL8682) (Norfolk) 213km SSE 2 yrs 167days

Yellowhammer

TR33195 3M 10/11/2014 Flamborough Head: 54°7'N 0°6'W (TA2471) (East Riding of Yorkshire)

R 22/02/2015 Buckton: 54°9'N 0°12'W (TA1874) (East Riding of Yorkshire) 7km WNW 104 days

Reed Bunting

D671042 3M 15/10/2014 Buckton: 54°9'N 0°12'W (TA1874) (East Riding of Yorkshire)

R 28/03/2015 Brewery Farm, Earl Stonham: 52°11'N 1°5'E (TM1158) (Suffolk) 235km SSE 164 days



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Ringing Week 2013

Ringing updatesPosted by eyrg.co.uk Tue, August 20, 2013 07:53:35
Yorkshire Coast Ringing Week – East Yorkshire Ringing Group

This year the event will take place from Saturday 19th October to Saturday 26th October.

In co-operation with Filey Brigg Ornithological Group Bird Observatory and Flamborough Bird Observatory, we hope to have a number of sites operational on a dawn to dusk basis monitoring bird migration, with the onus on ageing and sexing and any racial differentiation.

The main site at Filey will be the top scrub on the Filey Country Park, with a second site (if birds and staffing permits) at Parish Wood. Flamborough have a number of sites that could be available during the week and will be announced nearer the date. Other sites may also be operated during the week when staffing is available.

Come and take part in this annual event and watch ringing demonstrations and see the displays of data collected. Visitors are welcome to watch the ringing of the birds and there will be information available on the BTO ringing scheme and survival and migration of local birds.

Visiting ringers (including trainees) can also join in if they have their permits with them and there will be a small donation towards groups’ activities.

The ‘Ringing Week’ had been run every year since 1993 always in October and during that month over the years we have trapped in excess of 42, 600 birds including:

Long-eared Owl, 24

Great Spotted Woodpecker, 37

Olive-backed Pipit, 1

Tree Pipit, 3

Pechora Pipit, 1

Wren, 1053

Dunnock, 1135

Robin, 2537

Nightingale, 2

Bluethroat, 2

Red-flanked Bluetail, 3

Ring Ouzel, 20

Blackbird, 5639

Fieldfare, 51

Song Thrush, 1059

Redwing, 868

Mistle Thrush, 6

Lanceolated Warbler, 1

Grasshopper Warbler, 6

Sedge Warbler, 353

Paddyfield Warbler, 1

Blyth's Reed Warbler, 1

Marsh Warbler, 3

Reed Warbler, 70

Booted Warbler, 2

Icterine Warbler, 4

Sardinian Warbler, 1

Asian Desert Warbler, 1

Barred Warbler, 7

Lesser Whitethroat, 70

Whitethroat, 162

Garden Warbler, 117

Blackcap, 710

Greenish Warbler, 1

Arctic Warbler, 1

Pallas's Warbler, 18

Hume's Warbler, 1

Yellow-browed Warbler, 65

Radde's Warbler, 4

Dusky Warbler, 4

Wood Warbler, 9

Chiffchaff, 732

Willow Warbler, 1006

Goldcrest, 7251

Firecrest, 63

Spotted Flycatcher, 28

Red-breasted Flycatcher, 12

Taiga Flycatcher, 1

Pied Flycatcher, 106

Red-backed Shrike, 11

Great Grey Shrike, 3

Chaffinch, 872

Brambling, 253

Greenfinch, 6150

Goldfinch, 696

Siskin, 91

Linnet, 2367

Common Redpoll, 34

Lesser Redpoll, 94

Arctic Redpoll, 1

Common Crossbill, 9

Common Rosefinch, 3

Bullfinch, 104

Hawfinch, 2

Little Bunting, 2

Reed Bunting, 400



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Two More Returns

Ringing updatesPosted by eyrg.co.uk Tue, August 20, 2013 07:50:56

Great Tit

Y728562 5M 07/04/2013 Flamborough Head: 54°7'N 0°6'W (TA2471) (East Riding of Yorkshire)

R 20/04/2013 Spurn Head: 53°34'N 0°6'E (TA3910) (East Riding of Yorkshire) 62km SSE 13 days

Chaffinch

L045729 3M 22/09/2010 Hundale Plantation, Cloughton: 54°20'N 0°26'W (TA0294) (North Yorkshire)

XF 02/07/2013 Cloughton, Scarborough: 54°20'N 0°27'W (TA0195) (North Yorkshire) 1km W 2 yrs 283days

XF found freshly dead or dying R caught and released by ringer

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Recoveries July 2013

Ringing updatesPosted by eyrg.co.uk Thu, August 15, 2013 14:47:47

Eurasian Teal

FS81577 5M 09/02/2013 Lac de Puydarrieux: 43°17'N 0°25'E (Haute-Saone) , France

FRP VV 26/07/2013 Filey: 54°13'N 0°18'W (TA1182) (North Yorkshire) 1216km N 167 days

FRP RR 29/07/2013 Filey: 54°13'N 0°18'W (TA1182) (North Yorkshire) 1216km N 170 days

FRP VV 01/08/2013 Filey: 54°13'N 0°18'W (TA1182) (North Yorkshire) 1216km N 173 days

Blackbird

LC71092 4F 24/10/2012 Filey: 54°13'N 0°18'W (TA1182) (North Yorkshire)

XF 05/02/2013 Rivox: 55°20'N 3°32'W (NT0305) (Dumfries and Galloway) 241km WNW 104 days

L265386 4F 12/11/2007 Schiermonnikoog: 53°29'N 6°10'E (Schiermonnikoog) , Netherlands

NLA R 07/11/2008 Buckton: 54°9'N 0°12'W (TA1874) (East Riding of Yorkshire) 424km W 361 days

Greenfinch

TA58935 3M 23/09/2012 Filey: 54°13'N 0°18'W (TA1182) (North Yorkshire)

XF 18/05/2013 Pickering Town: 54°15'N 0°47'W (SE7984) (North Yorkshire) 32km W 237 days

Goldfinch

Y729070 3 21/10/2012 Filey: 54°13'N 0°18'W (TA1182) (North Yorkshire)

R 22/01/2013 Weybourne: 52°56'N 1°8'E (TG1143) (Norfolk) 171km SE 93 days

Also a Storm Petrel trapped at Flamborough on the YNU Moth & Petrel Night had a long history:

Storm Petrel

2559167 N 4 31/07/07 Filey (BR), North Yorkshire

C 4 Recaptured 09/08/08 Isle of May, Fife (262 km, NNW, 1 yr 9days)

C 4 Recaptured 02/07/09 Souter Point, Whitburn, Tyne and Wear (107 km, NW, 1 yr 336days)

C 4 Recaptured 18/07/09 Flamborough Head (THB), East Riding of Yorkshire (17 km, SE, 1 yr

352days)

C 4 Recaptured 29/07/11 Long Nab, Burniston, North Yorkshire (15 km, NNW, 3 yrs 363days)

R 4 Recaptured 11/08/13 Flamborough Head (SLF), East Riding of Yorkshire (17 km, SE, 6 yrs

11days)

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Interesting Recovery

Ringing updatesPosted by eyrg.co.uk Wed, January 18, 2012 11:12:18

Just recieved from the BTO

Snow Bunting

TR33359 N 3M 29/10/11 MST Buckton, East Riding of Yorkshire

S 0M 27/11/11 Heelsum, near Driel, Gelderland, Netherlands

(468 km, ESE, 29 Days)

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