Our Ringing Secretary, Ian Nicholson, received notification of our 1000th resighting report for one of 'our' Black-tailed Godwits. It related to a bird ringed at Welwick on the 10th December 2018 and was seen at Snettisham on the 22nd July 2023 having been seen on its breeding grounds in Iceland a month earlier.
Ian also heard of a Redshank ringed by us at Kilnsea Wetland in October 2016 which was also seen in Iceland in June. The same bird had previously been seen in summer 2019 and 2020 at another nearby site in Iceland, and before that it was seen in Brittany in January 2017, 2018 and 2019.
Details of all our resighted, retrapped and controlled birds can be found in the Members Area.
Lucas Mander has been ringing with the Humber Wader Ringing Group since 2005. He secured funding for his PhD research project investigating movement ecology of Curlew on the Humber Estuary with a particular focus on the use of estuarine restoration sites and between 2017 and 2020 with the help of HWRG and the BTO Lucas captured and GPS tagged a number of Curlew. Lucas is currently completing his doctorate and one of the resulting research papers is available here:
British Trust for Ornithology www.bto.org
Devon & Cornwall Wader Ringing Group www.dcwrg.org.uk
English Nature www.english-nature.org.uk
Environment Agency www.environment-agency.gov.uk
Euring (colour-ring reporting) app.bto.org/euring/lang/pages/rings.jsp
International Wader Study Group www.waderstudygroup.org
Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust www.lincstrust.org.uk
Royal Society for the Protection of Birds www.rspb.org.uk
Spurn Bird Observatory www.spurnbirdobservatory.co.uk
Swale Wader Group www.swalewaders.co.uk
Wash Wader Ringing Group www.wwrg.org.uk
Yorkshire Wildlife Trust www.yorkshire-wildlife-trust.org.uk