Goldfinch Movements in Outer Hebrides

Discussion in 'Colour Ring Sightings and Ringing Recoveries' started by MisterT, Oct 13, 2017.

  1. MisterT

    MisterT Always Birding

    Feb 6, 2017
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    As has been noticed in previous posts, birds such as Greenfinch, Goldfinch and Linnet have been on the increase in recent years. An indication of this are two recent recoveries of Goldfinch at Askernish, one in 2012 and the other this year which show how far they travel around Scotland

    Adult Female - 29-Oct-2011 Montrose, Angus
    Caught by Ringer - 26-Apr-2012 Askernish, South Uist 305 km 180 Days

    Adult Male - 09-Feb-2017 Askernish, South Uist
    Caught by Ringer – 29-Apr-2017 Melvich, Highland 257 Km 79 Days

    See Map
    Site S - Askernish, South Uist
    Site A – Montrose, Angus
    Site H – Melvich, Highland

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