(FH18877) - Ringed as a duckling on 10th July 2008 at Wheldrake Ings, shot on 3rd January 2013 at Raughlan Point, Lough Neagh, Armagh, 363 Km.
(FH51184) - Ringed as a duckling at Wheldrake Ings on 1st August 2012 (yellow, metal/blue), shot on 16th January 2013 at Charron, Charente-Maritime, France, 845 Km.
(FH51213) - Ringed as a pullus at North Duffield Carrs on 6thAugust 2012 (red, metal/cyan), shot at Tockwith York on 5th January 2013, 20 Km.
This follows the movement of three other birds to Castle Howard following fledging last autumn. It appears that some of our Tufted Duck ducklings remain close to the natal area during their first autumn/winter.
(EX75554) - Ringed as a first winter female at Bank Island on 9th September 2012, shot on 30th November 2012 in Lancashire, 136 Km.
This bird was mist netted at Bank Island in September and shows a rapid movement through the valley in autumn to the west. Just how many Teal use or pass through the Lower Derwent Valley NNR each winter period we wonder?? Also above is our fifth movement to Finland and the 3rd to be found there in September when on return migration from further east.
(FH51396) - Ringed as an adult female at North Duffield Carrs on 6th February 2012, shot on 15th September 2012 at Rybinsk Reservior, Yaroslavl’O. Russia, 2494 Km.
(Z88305) - Ringed as an adult female on 18th March 1996 at Hagg Bridge, found dead on 17th March 2013 at Thornhill, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, 50 Km.
This bird was actually caught and ringed by our friends from the Tees Ringing Group at Teesmouth NNR, Cleveland on 21st January 2012 and was fitted with one of our darvics in an attempt to find out more about the Shelducks using the site as numbers have fallen dramatically over the years. We weren’t expecting it to follow us ‘home’ but it was present at Thorganby on 2nd/3rd April 2013 - so it will be interesting to see if it stays to breed. This is our first interchange between these two NNR’s for a Shelduck.