17 February 2010

South African Swallows...

...well actually perhaps 'our' Swallows in South Africa, but that's semantics!

We were contacted recently by ringers in Soutn Africa who have been ringing a large Swallow roost in the Durbanville area of the Cape (red marker on the map below). At last count they'd caught around 1500 birds and had 5 controls - four British and one Spanish. We'll keep the blog updated as and when they get more controls, but so far:

View South African Swallows in a larger map

Thanks to Lee Silks for keeping us up to date with the roost catches.


  1. Hy!

    Where was the spainsh swallow originally ringed?

  2. Antonio, I hope it can be mine for most of 4200 that mark in 2009 ..
    Greetings. Fernando.

  3. Good to see a plot for our site at Bishop Monkton - Lets hope there's more to come.

  4. One more addition to the map is of a bird caught on 1 March which was originally ringed in Grampian in August 2008.