Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Overcast during the morning,brighter by the afternoon.

This morning I caught two Nightingale at New Hythe.One was a new bird and the other a re trap.The re trapped bird (T677063 male),was ringed in the east scrub by the pylon on the 06 06 2008 (age 5,hatched 2007,which makes it six years old.Interestingly this morning it was not caught back in the east scrub,but in a traditional territory in the Brook House area held by male (L529973),during 2011 and 2012.

Females are known to change nesting territories more than males,but I know the pylon territory held by T677063,during  March 2011,was raised to the ground,which probably moved him on..
The oldest BTO ringed Nightingale on record is seven years.

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