Island Hopping Blackbirds

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Always Birding
Feb 6, 2017
News from the BTO today regarding one of the Blackbirds I controlled (ringed elsewhere) here in Askernish on the 15th November this year and reported on a previous post The bird was originally ringed at Twinyess, North Ronaldsay, Orkney 8 days previously and had travelled 377 km during that time. This is not the first record of an island hopping Blackbird as one ringed on Grimsay in October 2013 was controlled (caught and released) on Skokholm Island, Pembrokeshire in November 2016, some 655 km distant

Blackbird movements - Orkney to S Uist, Grimsay to Skokholm