30 July 2013

Wandering Barn Owl

Barn Owls don't tend to go very far, so when I received a report today of a ringed bird just up the road at Ruan Minor (Lizard) that wasn't one of mine I was intrigued. 

It turns out that GC58243 had actually been ringed as a chick at Nanjizal (Penwith, in blue below) in June 2010, some 37km from Ruan Minor (in red below). With so much good Barn Owl habitat between Penwith and Lizard it's a bit surprising it made such a long journey, but that's the joy of ringing!

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