ALL ABOUT THE BTO RING­ING PRO­JECT

Bird Watching (UK) - - Species Stonechat -

It is only through sci­en­tific stud­ies that we are able to dis­cover so much about our birds. There are nu­mer­ous colour ringed stud­ies of Stonechat in Bri­tain, which rely on bird watch­ers re­port­ing sight­ings. It is these sight­ings that al­low re­searchers to dis­cover the mi­gra­tory move­ments of this char­ac­ter­ful lit­tle bird. You can help by re­port­ing any sight­ings or re­cov­er­ies to the BTO via the app.bto.org/eu­r­ing/main/ web­site. These projects can, and do, throw up new and ex­tra­or­di­nary records, in­clud­ing one from March 2016 when a Stonechat that had been colour ringed as a chick in East Anglia in May 2015, was pho­tographed in Norway, 750km away across the vast open North Sea!

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