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.
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!)