Back on September 23rd 2014, I ringed a juvenile male Blackcap. News today that it was controlled (Recaptured by a ringer) on 23rd January 2017 at the Estacion Medioambientale San Roque in Southern Spain. That's 860 days after ringing and 1659 kms almost due south.

I haven't seen it back here in the interim but it looks like a seasoned traveller!

Oddly, we have a house about 25 miles from San Roque in a village called Jimena de la Frontera.

Posted August 31st, 2017 at 5:07 pm by Jon Turner in Bird News