Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Geo-locator comes home!

I was out ringing tonight on my regular woodcock ringing site near Llanilar and the 6th bird I caught had a very pleasant surprise for me.... a geo-locator I fitted to EX28930 over two years ago on 10/11/10.

If all is well this should yield information about 4 migration journeys of this bird. Although there have been a number of recoveries of woodcock geo-locators in the past two years from birds shot both in the UK and Russia, this is the first live recovery in the UK.

Sorry about the poor quality of the picture, its hard to hold steady when you're that excited!


  1. Nice one Owen, that's amazing news. Surprised the old ticker held out!!


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