A further batch of recoveries and controls of Lesser Redpoll, Siskin and Goldfinch adds more information to my last post on these three species.
Pride of place goes to a Goldfinch recaptured at Nigg Ferry on the Cromarty Firth NE Scotland on 21 April just 13 days after ringing in our area. This is our first Goldfinch from NE Scotland. A Lesser Redpoll caught on passage at Heysham on April 19th had been ringed 20 days previously in Staffordshire. Other birds caught while wintering in Cambridge and Notts. were also caught in our area on spring passage.
Two Siskin ringed in past years in our area were caught in NE Scotland in mid and late April bringing our total of Siskin from this area to 25.
Finally a juvenile Sand Martin ringed in mid July on the River Lune was caught 17 days later in Western France bringing the total of our Sand Martins reported from France to 52.