BTO Ringed Plover Ringing Recoveries, County Durham

Following on from the last post it is interesting to see some of the County Durham Ringed Plover ringing records.  the link below lists all species for County Durham but it can be changed for any county records.

https://app.bto.org/ring/countyrec/resultsall/recGBDUall.htm
It is suggested that most Ringed Plovers in the UK come from the North West -Greenland, Iceland and Canada.  This does not hold true for County Durham (or for that matter Northumberland or Cleveland). The ringing recoveries for the County show a north-east/south-west direction of travel with birds returning to northern Europe and getting as far as France suggesting that mainly ssp hiaticula is involved.

However, the records of birds from Iceland suggest ssp psammodroma move through the region and records from Norway and Senegal suggest ssp tundrae also can be found in the North East and are worth looking for.

The photo is of a German ringed bird (ssp hiaticula) at Seaton during February 2019 by @Emmas_artworks.  It had been seen in December in Hartlepool so is assumed to be wintering in the County.

german ringed plover

A selection of interesting recoveries:
The longevity record for this species is: 21 years 11 months 12 days set in 2015.

The following birds are the oldest reported from Durham
BV29882 Full-grown 05-10-1974 near Washington: 54°54’N 1°29’W (Tyne and Wear)
Dead 05-06-1991 Seal Sands, Teesmouth: 54°36’N 1°11’W (Stockton-on-Tees) 38km SSE 16y 8m 0d

PLG Age Unknown Male 16-08-1988 Molozew, Jablonna Lacka: 52°27’N 22°31’E (Mazowieckie) Poland
JN25807 Caught by ringer 05-08-1998 Seal Sands, Teesmouth: 54°37’N 1°10’W (Hartlepool) 1,583km W 9y 11m 20d

NV19581 Adult Female 14-05-1983 Waterfoot, Annan: 54°58’N 3°16’W (Dumfries and Galloway)
Caught by ringer 22-04-1992 Seal Sands, Teesmouth: 54°36’N 1°9’W (Stockton-on-Tees) 142km ESE 8y 11m 8d

BV86058 Adult 25-05-1979 Seal Sands: 54°36’N 1°10’W (Stockton-on-Tees)
Freshly dead (shot) 08-08-1987 Reserve Naturelle, Charron: 46°16’N 1°6’W (Charente-Maritime) France 926km S 8y 2m 14d

BV86878 Adult 19-05-1980 Seal Sands: 54°36’N 1°10’W (Stockton-on-Tees)
Freshly dead (shot) 04-09-1987 Merlimont: 50°27’N 1°37’E (Pas-de-Calais) France 501km SSE 7y 3m 16d

The following birds moved the greatest distance within Britain & Ireland (more than 100km):
BV52947 First-year Male 13-09-1980 Copperhouse Creek: 50°9’N 5°24’W (Cornwall)
Caught by ringer 14-08-1985 Seal Sands, Teesmouth: 54°36’N 1°9’W (Stockton-on-Tees) 573km NNE 4y 11m 1d

BV52928 Adult Female 28-08-1980 Rock, Wadebridge: 50°32’N 4°53’W (Cornwall)
Caught by ringer 23-05-1983 North Gare: 54°37’N 1°10’W (Hartlepool) 519km NNE 2y 8m 25d

NV01578 Juvenile 24-08-1990 North Ronaldsay: 59°22’N 2°26’W (Orkney)
Caught by ringer 28-08-1990 Souter Point, Whitburn: 54°56’N 1°21’W (Tyne and Wear) 495km S 0y 0m 4d

BV86898 Adult Male 26-05-1980 North Gare: 54°37’N 1°10’W (Hartlepool)
Caught by ringer 25-08-1980 Horsea Island, Portsmouth Harbour: 50°49’N 1°4’W (Portsmouth) 423km S 0y 2m 30d

BV86851 Full-grown 17-03-1980 North Gare, Teesmouth: 54°37’N 1°9’W (Hartlepool)
Caught by ringer 07-02-1981 Angle Bay: 51°41’N 5°2’W (Pembrokeshire) 417km SW 0y 10m 21d

The following birds moved particularly quickly (more than 500km in two weeks):
NOS Adult Male 16-08-2016 Makkevika, Giske: 62°30’N 6°1’E (More og Romsdal) Norway
8B80150 Alive (colour rings seen) 23-08-2016 Whitburn: c. 54°56’N 1°21’W (Tyne and Wear) 941km SSW 0y 0m 7d

The following birds ringed in Durham have been found abroad (countries with 5 or fewer such recoveries):
NV72991 First-year Female 30-08-1998 Seal Sands,teesmouth: c. 54°37’N 1°11’W (Stockton-on-Tees)
Caught by ringer 12-08-2000 Nidingen, Onsala: 57°18’N 11°54’E (Halland) Sweden 867km ENE 1y 11m 13d

NV00377 Adult Female 11-05-1983 North Gare: 54°37’N 1°10’W (Hartlepool)
Unknown 01-01-1984 No Name on Sites Table: 13°55’N 16°36’W (Senegal) Senegal 4,723km SSW 0y 7m 21d

NV54944 Adult Male 22-04-1992 Seal Sands: 54°36’N 1°10’W (Stockton-on-Tees)
Caught by ringer 11-11-1994 Montenegro, Faro: 37°1’N 7°58’W (Faro) Portugal 2,022km SSW 2y 6m 20d

NV45102 Adult Female 01-06-1988 Seal Sands, Teesmouth: 54°36’N 1°9’W (Stockton-on-Tees)
Caught by ringer 13-08-1990 Makkevika, Giske: 62°30’N 6°1’E (More og Romsdal) Norway 970km NNE 2y 2m 12d

NV74681 Adult Female 24-05-1994 Seal Sands, Teesmouth: 54°37’N 1°10’W (Hartlepool)
Freshly dead (on ship) 18-08-1994 Heimdalriggen: 59°34’N 2°13’E (North Sea) North Sea 587km NNE 0y 2m 25d

NV17180 Adult Male 14-05-1984 Seal Sands, Teesmouth: 54°36’N 1°9’W (Stockton-on-Tees)
Freshly dead (in net or cage) 22-05-1987 Leirulaekur, Myrar, Myra: 64°31’N 22°3’W (Mýrasýsla) Iceland 1,604km NW 3y 0m 8d

NV00280 Adult 02-06-1982 Seal Sands: 54°36’N 1°10’W (Stockton-on-Tees)
Freshly dead (shot) 01-08-1984 Fort Mahon: 50°21’N 1°34’E (Somme) France 510km SSE 2y 1m 30d

BV70158 Adult 18-05-1977 Seal Sands: 54°36’N 1°10’W (Stockton-on-Tees)
Freshly dead (shot) 25-08-1979 No Name on Sites Table: 49°1’N 1°33’W (Manche) France 623km S 2y 3m 7d

NV00358 Adult Male 11-05-1983 North Gare: 54°37’N 1°10’W (Hartlepool)
Freshly dead (shot) 04-08-1987 Fermanville: 49°40’N 1°27’W (Manche) France 551km S 4y 2m 24d

BV86878 Adult 19-05-1980 Seal Sands: 54°36’N 1°10’W (Stockton-on-Tees)
Freshly dead (shot) 04-09-1987 Merlimont: 50°27’N 1°37’E (Pas-de-Calais) France 501km SSE 7y 3m 16d

BV86058 Adult 25-05-1979 Seal Sands: 54°36’N 1°10’W (Stockton-on-Tees)
Freshly dead (shot) 08-08-1987 Reserve Naturelle, Charron: 46°16’N 1°6’W (Charente-Maritime) France 926km S 8y 2m 14d

The following birds ringed abroad have been found in Durham (countries with 5 or fewer such records):
SVS Nestling 18-08-1980 Nidingen, Onsala: 57°18’N 11°54’E (Halland) Sweden
3337761 Caught by ringer 22-10-1984 Seal Sands, Teesmouth: 54°36’N 1°9’W (Stockton-on-Tees) 866km WSW 4y 2m 4d

ESI Full-grown Male 24-04-1998 la Puebla Del Rio: 37°16’N 6°4’W (Sevilla) Spain
T012081 Caught by ringer 15-05-2000 Seal Sands, Teesmouth: 54°37’N 1°10’W (Hartlepool) 1,964km N 2y 0m 21d

PLG Age Unknown Male 16-08-1988 Molozew, Jablonna Lacka: 52°27’N 22°31’E (Mazowieckie) Poland
JN25807 Caught by ringer 05-08-1998 Seal Sands, Teesmouth: 54°37’N 1°10’W (Hartlepool) 1,583km W 9y 11m 20d

NOS Adult Male 16-08-2016 Makkevika, Giske: 62°30’N 6°1’E (More og Romsdal) Norway
8B80150 Alive (colour rings seen) 23-08-2016 Whitburn: c. 54°56’N 1°21’W (Tyne and Wear) 941km SSW 0y 0m 7d

NOO Adult Male 02-09-1992 Makkevika, Giske: 62°30’N 6°1’E (More og Romsdal) Norway
EA13162 Caught by ringer 17-05-1993 Seal Sands, Teesmouth: 54°37’N 1°10’W (Hartlepool) 970km SSW 0y 8m 15d

NOS First-year 24-08-2014 Makkevika, Giske: 62°30’N 6°1’E (More og Romsdal) Norway
8B45130 Alive (colour rings seen) 15-08-2016 Whitburn Steel: 54°55’N 1°20’W (Tyne and Wear) 942km SSW 1y 11m 22d

NOS First-year Male 28-08-1990 Makkevika, Giske: 62°30’N 6°1’E (More og Romsdal) Norway
8203997 Caught by ringer 17-05-1993 Seal Sands, Teesmouth: 54°37’N 1°10’W (Hartlepool) 970km SSW 2y 8m 19d

NOS First-year Male 26-08-1976 Makkevika, Giske: 62°30’N 6°1’E (More og Romsdal) Norway
8120741 Caught by ringer 23-05-1979 Seal Sands: 54°36’N 1°10’W (Stockton-on-Tees) 970km SSW 2y 8m 27d

FRP Adult Male 10-05-1987 Fouras: 45°58’N 1°6’W (Charente-Maritime) France
SA767479 Caught by ringer 20-05-1993 North Gare Sands, Teesmouth: 54°37’N 1°9’W (Hartlepool) 962km N 6y 0m 10d
Caught by ringer 21-05-1993 Seal Sands, Teesmouth: 54°37’N 1°10’W (Hartlepool) 960km N 6y 0m 11d

SFH First-year Male 11-09-1988 Siilinjarvi: 63°9’N 27°43’E (Kuopio) Finland
KT19357 Caught by ringer 05-05-1993 Seal Sands: 54°36’N 1°10’W (Stockton-on-Tees) 1,903km WSW 4y 7m 24d
Caught by ringer 05-05-1993 Seal Sands, Teesmouth: 54°37’N 1°10’W (Hartlepool) 1,903km WSW 4y 7m 24d

DKC Adult Female 28-05-1981 Agger Tange, Vestervig: 56°43’N 8°15’E (Viborg) Denmark
8121667 Caught by ringer 25-08-1981 Seal Sands: 54°36’N 1°10’W (Stockton-on-Tees) 636km WSW 0y 2m 28d
Caught by ringer 30-07-1984 Seal Sands, Teesmouth: 54°36’N 1°9’W (Stockton-on-Tees) 635km WSW 3y 2m 2d

 

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