Friday, July 1, 2011

Lanius Collurio caught 7years after its ringing.

Today I went to Veshtica because I had to help my father gather the honey from our bee hives. Meanwhile I set up the nets and caught four birds. 1 Great tit,1 young Robin,1 female Black-Cap and Red-backed Shrike with a ring. After a reference I saw that the bird was ringed by my father on 27.06.2004 in a nest.Seven years later the bird was in perfect health.


  1. That is really nice to catch the shrike after all those years. Even better to find a nest and ring lots more.

  2. Yes, I agree that it is very satisfying to recapture a bird that you or someone else ringed on one of your sites that has had a decent, long life compared to so many others. Even better if you catch it somewhere far away!

  3. The bird was in very good health so I hope It will make it few more years :)