Bob Haycock provided details of these colour-ringed Choughs photographed by Frank Rott from the Rhossili Coastguard station on 7th March. We receive surprisingly few sightings of colour-ringed Choughs in Gower, so if you do see any please take a photo or note down the ring combination. As can be seen the information provides a fascinating insight into the lives of these birds.
[Left:Green/Red, Right:Red/BTO] - was ringed as a nestling at the Pennard nest-site in May 2004. I have records of it on Gower in 2005 and 2006 and also at Ogmore in April 2006 but until this re-sighting I was unaware of subsequent more recent sightings.
[Left:Blue/Red, Right:Red/BTO] - was ringed as a nestling in South Pembrokeshire on the Castlemartin peninsula, also in May 2004. There were a number of re-sightings in 2005 and in winter 2005/06 in south Pembs. Then it was seen at Overton Cliff Glamorgan on 11th August 2007 and it was seen at Broughton Bay Gower on 23rd October 2007. There may be other re-sightings on Gower of both these birds but I have no records.