Kestrel Box Chick Found

5 October 2012 | I was sad to learn that one of the kestrel chicks from the nest box at Old Beans cottage, had been found dead some 56km (35m) from where we ringed it.

Sometimes nature is tough on wildlife. This is the data sent to me:

Species: Kestrel Scheme: GBT Ring no: EX14933

Ringing details

Age: 1  Sex: female  Sex meth: –  P.ringed: 4  P.alive: 4  Condition: –
Colour marks added: –  Metal marks added: –  Act1: –  Act2: –
Ringing date: 20-Jun-2012
Reg code: —  Place code: NWN485  Site name: near East Barsham, Norfolk
County code: GBNOR  Grid ref: TF9134   Co-ords: 52deg 52min N  0deg 50min E
Hab1: F3  Hab2: E3
Biometrics: Wing: — mm.   Weight: — g.   Time: –hrs

Ringer: North West Norfolk R.G., 9152

Finding details
Ring not verified  Age: –  Sex: F  Sex meth: –
Colour marks added: –    Metal marks added: –    Act1: –  Act2: –
Finding date: 04-Aug-2012
Reg code: —  Place code: —  Site name: Horsey, Norfolk
County code: GBNOR  Grid ref: TG4523   Co-ords: 52deg 45min N  1deg 38min E
Hab1: —  Hab2: —
Biometrics: Wing: — mm.   Weight: — g.   Time: –hrs
Finding condition: 2:76  Movement: —
Freshly dead    Poor Condition:

Remarks: “Quite thin”
Duration: 45 days    Distance: 56 km    Direction: 104deg (ESE)