Ringing Records

Fastest Migration

 

Ring number A72250

Ringed on 12th April 1970                 2942S 3105E Umhlanga Rocks - Kwazulu Natal

Recaptured on 9th May 1970             5503N 0125E Whitely Bay – England

 

Elapsed time - 27 days
Straight line distance covered 9 917km's
 

 

2nd Fastest Migration

 

Ring number 30194091

Ringed on 11th April 1965                 2613S 2806E Johannesburg – South Africa

Recaptured on 15th May 1965            5439N 8610E Russia

 

Elapsed time – 34 days

Straight line distance covered – 10 548km’s
 

 

Most Northerly Swallow

 

Ring Number 352959J

Ringed 24th July 2002                      6525N 2558E - Northern Finland

Recaptured 3rd February 2003           2445S 2550E – Gabarone – Botswana

 

Elapsed time - 194 days

Straight line distance covered - 10 019km’s
 

 

First Recapture at Umzumbe Roost

 

Ring number GA96786

Ringed 27th February 2005               3035S 3032E Umzumbe Swallow Roost

Recaptured 6th January 2007            3035S 3032E Umzumbe Swallow Roost

 

Elapsed time 678 days

One of many Swallows recaptured at the original roost a few seasons later
 

 

First Recapture at Mt. Moreland Roost

 

Ring number 136952V

Ringed 23rd July 2008                      6317N 2820E Nilsia – Finland

Recaptured 13th December 2008        2938S 3105E Mt. Moreland Swallow Roost

 

Elapsed time 143 days

Straight line distance covered - 10 365km’s
 

 

First Recovery of a Mt. Moreland Ringed Swallow

 

Ring number AM94463

Ringed 12th December 2008             2938S 3105E Mt. Moreland Swallow Roost

Recovered 1st May 2010                   4831N 3214E Kirovograd - Ukraine

 

Elapsed time 805 days

Straight line distance covered – 8 691km’s
 

 

Records of Swallows Returning to their Ringing Site (a small selection)

 

Ring number AD00598

Ringed 15th December 1991             2935S 3026E Pietermaritzburg KwaZulu Natal

Recaptured 12th March 1995             1935S 3026E Pietermaritzburg KwaZulu Natal

 

Elapsed time 1183 days
 

 

Ring number AE85220

Ringed 22nd November 1997            2935S 3026E Pietermaritzburg KwaZulu Natal

Recaptured 6th November 1999        2935S 3026E Pietermaritzburg KwaZulu Natal

 

Elapsed time 714 days
 

 

Ring number GA53603

Ringed 1st March 2003                     2936S 3026E Pietermaritzburg KwaZulu Natal

Recaptured 5th January 2006            2936S 3026E Pietermaritzburg KwaZulu Natal

 

Elapsed time 1041 days
 

 

Ring number AE79908

Ringed 27th February 1999               2907S 2610E Bloemfontein

Recaptured 10th February 2002         2907S 2610E Bloemfontein

 

Elapsed time 1079 days
 

 

Ring number AF51620

Ringed 28th February 1999               2907S 2610E Bloemfontein

Recaptured 1st March 2003               2907S 2610E Bloemfontein

 

Elapsed time 1462 days
 

 

Overseas Connections with KwaZulu Natal (a small selection)

 

Ring number JS61672

Ringed 23rd June 1974                     5312N 0302W near Moulton – England

Recaptured 15th September 1974       2745S 2955E Newcastle KwaZulu Natal

 

Elapsed time 84 days

Straight line distance covered 9 526km’s
 

 

Ring number GA81005

Ringed 28th February 2003               2936S 3023E Pietermaritzburg KwaZulu Natal

Recaptured 27th May 2003               5641N 2458E near Dougava – Latvia

 

Elapsed time 88 days

Straight line distance covered 9 601km’s
 

 

Ring number AM10268

Ringed 20th December 2004             2929S 3012E Midmar Dam, Howick Kwazulu Natal

Recaptured 20th May 2005               5514N 8209E near Novosibirsk – Russia

 

Elapsed time 151 days

Straight line distance covered 10 628km’s