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Ripple's tag was sponsored by Severn Trent. He was named after a nearby village, Ripple 'and also connects with water!'

Ripple, Strensham, 2022. PTT 232669
Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - 06:00
Tagging Location:
Strensham, Worcestershire
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Ripple 's journey from 17 May 2022 to 27 June 2022

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13 Jun 2022 - Introducing Ripple

Ripple is one of two birds tagged in Worcestershire in the spring of 2022, along with Grove II. They join our third Worcs Cuckoo Calypso, tagged in 2021. Ripple has an interesting history. Initially ringed on 16/05/2020 at Strensham by Stuart Brown during a session to see if Cuckoo catching was possible. Catching was attempted again at Strensham in 2021 and was successful. Ripple was caught on 13/05/2021 but was just too light for tagging (subsequently we found this was likely due to it being a cold spring and a lack of food). On 17/05/2022 he was caught again but in a fantastic condition so tagged. Another male was also present as it chased Ripple into the net and unfortunately avoided the net himself. Ripple’s tag was generously funded by Severn Trent Water’s Boost for Biodiversity fund and he was named after a local village. We are grateful to Severn Trent Water and BTO supporters Stuart Brown and Ian Duncan for making it possible to tag our Worcs Cuckoo group.

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