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The Copeland Bird Observatory 2017 Ringing totals are out. We ringed a total of 47 species and 1339 new birds, and we also processed two interesting controls (birds ringed elsewhere but caught on CBO): a British control Redstart, and a Welsh control Reed Warbler.

Not long to the start of the 2018 season - only 6+ weeks to go - so check out our website www.thecbo.org.uk on how to join, visit and get involved.

Copeland Bird Observatory 2017

Storm Petrel - 10
Manx Shearwater - 506 (including 271 chicks).
Eider - 19 (+ 25 retraps)
Buzzard - 1
Sparrowhawk - 2
Water Rail - 3
Oystercatcher - 1
Redshank - 1
Lesser Black-backed Gull - 4
Herring Gull - 4
Black Guillemot - 19
Stock Dove - 1
Woodpigeon - 6
Wryneck - 1
Swallow - 26
House Martin - 1
Jackdaw - 39
Wren - 64
Fieldfare - 1
Song Thrush - 7
Redwing - 5
Blackbird - 21
Wheatear - 9
Redstart - 2 (+1 British Control)
Robin - 51
Grasshopper Warbler - 1
Sedge Warbler - 15
Reed Warbler - 0 (+1 Welsh control)
Blackcap - 24
Whitethroat - 9
Willow Warbler - 125
Chiffchaff - 38
Yellow-browed Warbler - 3
Goldcrest - 148
Spotted Flycatcher - 2
Dunnock - 14
Meadow Pipit - 10
Rock Pipit - 1
Pied Wagtail - 7
Starling - 6
Goldfinch - 10
Linnet - 3
Twite - 1
Lesser Redpoll - 92
Chaffinch - 12
Reed Bunting - 12

Total = 1339
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Way back in 1968 CBO caught & ringed a Great-spotted Woodpecker. We think it was the first ever ringed in Ireland. Now, as anyone who watched BBC Winterwatch this week will know, they are appearing throughout Ireland.
This from the CBO ‘68 report. (Also note the reference to the first Common Tern recovery in Australia!)

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Thanks to Anthony Day for sending us this photo of a stand-out visitor to Donaghadee - an apparently leucistic, almost entirely white, Shag! ... See MoreSee Less

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