HWRG Blog Page

August 2023

Our Ringing Secretary, Ian Nicholson, received notification of our 1000th resighting report for one of 'our' Black-tailed Godwits. It related to a bird ringed at Welwick on the 10th December 2018 and was seen at Snettisham on the 22nd July 2023 having been seen on its breeding grounds in Iceland a month earlier.

Ian also heard of a Redshank ringed by us at Kilnsea Wetland in October 2016 which was also seen in Iceland in June. The same bird had previously been seen in summer 2019 and 2020 at another nearby site in Iceland, and before that it was seen in Brittany in January 2017, 2018 and 2019.

Amazing records!

Details of all our resighted, retrapped and controlled birds can be found in the Members Area.

Lucas Mander has been ringing with the Humber Wader Ringing Group since 2005. He secured funding for his PhD research project investigating movement ecology of Curlew on the Humber Estuary with a particular focus on the use of estuarine restoration sites and between 2017 and 2020 with the help of HWRG and the BTO Lucas captured and GPS tagged a number of Curlew.  Lucas is currently completing his doctorate and one of the resulting research papers is available here:    

British Trust for Ornithology                     

Devon & Cornwall Wader Ringing Group 

English Nature                                           

Environment Agency                                 

Euring (colour-ring reporting)                   

International Wader Study Group             

Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust                         

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Spurn Bird Observatory                            

Swale Wader Group                                


Wash Wader Ringing Group                     

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust