Ringing 2011

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Ringing 2011

Messaggioda Warbler » sab apr 23, 2011 11:49 am

The first ringing of the 2011 season took place yesterday, 22 April. The stars were Aria and Vento's three chicks in Rome. They have been given the names Brezza, Ariane and Zefiro and their details are as follows:

BREZZA - Ring No. CF 2239
Wing 99 mm
Weight 490 gm

ARIANE - Ring No. CF 2240
Wing 91 mm
Weight 400 gm

ZEFIRO Ring No. CF 2238
Wing 90 mm
Weight 400 gm

I don't know the sexes exactly but, looking at the weights and wing sizes, it seems likely that there is a female and two males.

There are photos of the event at: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=5275 and, about halfway down the page, there's a link to a slideshow on Imageshack.

The chicks seem to be very healthy and they are certainly well fed - at one point yesterday they were so full that they turned their back to Aria who arrived with more food!!

Thanks very much to everyone who took photos and has posted them in the Gallery :thanks:. And, of course, a huge thanks to Giac, Passera and anyone else involved in the organisation :group: :group: :flower:

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Re: Ringing 2011

Messaggioda Passera » sab apr 23, 2011 1:29 pm

thank you warbler! :)
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Re: Ringing 2011

Messaggioda Warbler » dom mag 22, 2011 10:28 am

Most of the peregrine chicks that we follow in Italy have now been ringed and I'll give the details if we have them below.

There are no details available of the chicks in Bologna. We're waiting to see if any photos are posted and as soon as they are, I'll post the link (they'll be in the 'Galleria fotografica'). There are a total of 6 chicks - 4 from Enzo and Tea's nest in Piazza Maggiore, and the two at the Fiera.

Moving south to Rome, Aloha and Falcao's 3 chicks were ringed on Friday 20 May 2011. I've put imperial measures after the metric ones but I'm afraid they're approximate :book:. The details are:
Ring No. CJ 2106
Weight: 800 gm (1.75 lb)
Wing: 190 mm (7.48 in)

Ring No. CJ 2107
Weight: 750 gm (1.65 lb)
Wing: 170 mm (6.7 in)

Ring No. CJ 2105
Weight: 550 gm (1.20 lb)
Wing: 165 mm (6.5 in)

There appear to be 2 females and a male from the sizes.

Still in Rome, Alice and Virgilio's chicks, a male and a female, were ringed on 4 May 2011:
Ring No. CJ 2103
Weight: 682 gm (1.5 lb)
Wing: 163 mm (6.41 in)

Ring No. CJ 2104
Weight: 527 gm (1.1 lb)
Wing: 158 mm (6.22 in)

Some of you will also have seen the cam on the kestrel nest (Claudia and ICS). These chicks will not be ringed as, although the nest can be accessed, the fear is that the chicks will throw themselves off in their fright and we certainly don't want that :na: .
Rebecca and Cirro's chicks will almost certainly be ringed in due course, but they haven't even hatched as yet :wink: .

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