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Thursday 26 March 2015

Need for Speed

At 15:30 on 3rd December 2014 a Starling was caught and ringed on Bardsey. At 19:00 that evening and 37km away in a roost of over 100,000 Starlings at Afonwen farm near Criccieth the same Starling was caught again by Phil Belman. Phil has been ringing Starlings at this roost site for a number of years and has generated number of interesting records of eastern European birds.

The previous August Dave Hill ringed a Swallow at 12:40 on the 8th at Rhiw on the tip of the peninsula, which was later caught that evening coming in to a roost on Bardsey.

The Swallow was not quite as quick as the Starling. Any other ringers out there with "Speedy" controls?

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