Colour Ringed House Sparrows

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  1. MisterT

    MisterT Always Birding

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    We have been colour ringing House Sparrows in Askernish since November 2010 as part of a national survey known as Retrap of Adult for Survival (RAS) which is organised by the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO). Because our birds are colour ringed, it is possible to follow them year round which means that we can gain additional information over and above that collected for RAS.

    One such thread is dispersal. We have to date received reports of our colour ringed birds from other parts of the islands as far apart as South Glendale on South Uist and Balranald on North Uist. This additional information is now beginning to give us an insight into the movements of sparrows here in the Outer Hebrides plus enabling the BTO to model the survival patterns of our birds throughout the year.

    As our first juveniles begin to disperse, this is our annual appeal that should anyone see one of our colour ringed birds, we would welcome a report. The details can be posted here, emailed to askernish.sparrows@gmail.com or by using the "contact us" tab here on this website. The colour rings are easily visible being white with a black alpha numerical code ranging from AXX to PXX

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    J40 and J56, both reported from Orasay, South Uist
     
  2. MisterT

    MisterT Always Birding

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    Today (23rd June) brought two reports of sightings from South Uist. A adult female (ring not read) was seen in Lochboisdale (6Km) feeding young and a juvenile male (N39) was seen in South Glendale (11Km), this being a favoured destination. N39 was ringed as a juvenile on 6th June. Many thanks to Kathy Stevens and John Kemp for reporting these sightings

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    N39 enjoying John Kemps garden in South Glendale
     

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