The colour ringed bird - pink over metal, white over yellow - is from
an RSPB scheme. It was ringed as a nestling at Slaithwaite Moor nr
Huddersfield, W Yorks, on 24th July 2010. It was then reported at
Dunwich on 28 Oct, then at Dingle Marshes on 31 Oct.
The RSPB have been colour-ringing Twite in the south Pennines for the last
three years as part of the Twite Recovery Project funded by RSPB and
Natural England. This project is undertaking conservation work with
landowners to halt (and eventually reverse) the decline in the south
Pennines Twite population. The birds have been ringed as part of our
monitoring work to assess the effectiveness of the recovery project. We
have used unique colour-ring combination's so that we can collect data on
the number of nesting attempts made by individual females in a single
season. Records of these birds outwith this, however, are valuable for
further understanding their movements and survival.