31 December 2011

Bahrain - White Wagtail Ringing Recovery

Brendan Kavanagh, my ringing trainer, has ringed almost 9400 birds in Bahrain since 2006 and had never had a passerine ringing recovery. Finally things changed and a recovery has emerged. A White Wagtail ringed in the Chicken Farm in Bahrain last November (2010) was recovered in the Russian Federation, whcih was all the more surprising as Brendan and his team have only ringed a couple of Pied Wagtail. It took 180 days from ringing to recovery and the distance travelled measured in a straight line, was 3,608 km. The bird was found dead.

Pied/White Wagtail 
Ring Number: X633740
Ringing date: 13-Nov-20010
Ringing Place: Chicken Farm, Dumistan, Bahrain, Bahrain & Qatar (Co-ords: 26deg 8min N 50deg 28min E)
Age: 3
Ringer: B Kavanagh, 4736
Finding date: 12-May-2011
Finding Place: Petrilovo, Kostromskoy District, Kostroma O, Russian Federation, (Co-ords: 57deg 50min N  40deg 40min E)
Finding Condition: Bird found dead - not freash
Duration: 180 days
Distance: 3608 km
Direction: 348 deg (NNW)
Finder: RUM Moscow