Thursday, 21 June 2012

Colour Ringed Twite

We had a group of two then three Twite fly over us and drop down to feed at the south end of the Nant Francon Valley last night. One bird was ringed. Black over Red on it's left leg and W1on an orange ring on its right leg over a BTO Aluminium ring. Hopefully Kelvin can give us some feedback on this bird?


  1. I had a ringed twite here a couple of years ago. Turned out the bird was ringed in the Lancashire hills.

  2. This bird was ringed in Nant Ffrancon on the 6th May this year. It was a 12 month old male bird. This is part of the study into Twite productivity and winter dispersal jointly taking place between BTO, RSPB, National Trust and the Snowdonia National Park.

    Initial results are revealing some quite long distances being travelled to winter.