We have received 3 recoveries, all 3 were birds ringed this summer and all 3 birds died within a short distance of their nest site. Maps are not being shown for these recoveries to protect the nest sites.
We would like to thank the finders for reporting these birds, more details of what to do if you find a ringed bird or a dead bird of prey can be found here
Buzzard – GR61882
A Buzzard ringed near Tintwistle, Derbyshire on the 18th June 2012.
One of a brood of 3 – GR61882 was recovered freshly dead on the 27th October 2012 (131 days after being ringed), 2 KM from the nest site – Cause of death unknown.
Sparrowhawk – DD47894
A male Sparrowhawk ringed near Wharncliffe, South Yorkshire on the 8th July 2012.
One of a brood of 3 – DD47894 was recovered dead on the 1st October 2012 (85 days after being ringed) 3km from the nest site, cause of death – Road collision.
Sparrowhawk – EY19901
A female Sparrowhawk ringed near Haigh Greave, South Yorkshire on the 30th June 2012.
One of a brood of 6 – EY19901 was recovered dead on 4th October 2012 (96 days after being ringed) near Thurlstone, South Yorkshire 11km from the nest site, cause of death – Hitting Glass
Stickers can be attached to large windows to try to reduce the number of bird fatalities , for more information about what to do if a bird strikes your window and how to help avoid further instances please visit this page