Weaver ringing on the Cape Peninsula, 2008The aim of the ringing was mainly for studying survival and movements of Cape and Southern Masked Weavers on the Cape Peninsula, but all species that were caught were ringed. 35 species were caught, with a total of 1352 ringed and 342 recaptured and/or resighted.
|Species||English||Ringed|| Recaptured |
| % Recaptured |
|316||Cape Turtle Dove||1|
|604||Cape Reed Warbler||79||38||48.1|
|606||African Marsh Warbler||24||4||16.6|
|609||African Sedge Warbler||22||8||36.3|
|760||Lesser Double-collared Sunbird||21||2||9.5|
|803||Southern Masked Weaver||167||46||27.5|
|1105||Olive Thrush (split)||1|
|1172||Cape White-eye (split)||73||3||4.1|
Movements were less than 2 km for most species except for Cape Weavers which showed extensive movements between the different wetlands. See figures below.
Figure 1. Movements of Cape Weavers on the Cape Peninsula in 2008
Figure 2. Two long-distance recaptures: Cape Weaver CC77235 ringed by Margaret McCall at Goedeontmoeting in June 2006 was recaptured by Ivan Pickles in Jan 2009 at Sandvlei (47 km) and Cape Weaver CC60369 ringed by Bob Ellis at Koeberg in Sep 2003 was recaptured by me at
Diep River in Jan 2009 (40 km).
Thanks to the following for helping with ringing during 2008:
Andrew & Ivan Pickles, Anne Fröhlich, Carl Kleinschmidt, Cassy Sheasby, Colin Jackson, Dalton Gibbs, Fay Howa, Felicity Ellmore, Freddy Woog, Magda Remisiewicz, Robert Raw, Sally Hofmeyr, Skye Marks, Yahkat Barshep