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Lesser Redpoll

Acanthis cabaret

Reed Bunting

Emberiza schoeniclus

Reed Bunting was once a frequent capture by the group as most of our prime sites were reed beds. However there has been a significant decline that started in the early 1990’s and although it is still regularly captured  in much reduced numbers. Some visit feeding station during the winter and this is where most of our recent captures are made. There is evidence of local disbursal between sites and also an influx during the winter, mostly of birds from further north in the UK but also from Europe.

Records:    3600+ birds have been ringed by Newbury Ringing Group; 1967 to 2013

                   34 birds ringed by us have been recovered elsewhere

                   25 birds ringed elsewhere have been recaptured by us.


Distance:  ringed  Woolston Eye, Warrington, Cheshire 14-Apr-2003

recovered Kintbury, Nr Newbury, Berkshire, UK 06-Dec-2008

233 km 5 years 241 days

(Recoveries found elsewhere may exceed this)

Longevity:  ringed 30-Mar-1997 last captured 23-Oct-2005

                   8 years 209 days

Reed Bunting is another species that is declining in our area. As well as the breeding resident  population there is an influx  from elsewhere during winter.