The Value of Bird Ringing

From: Andrew Pickles []

Sent: 11 September 2014 04:32 PM
To: Lesley Frescura; Crystelle Wilson
Subject: Fw: National Rarity

Hi Lesley and Crystelle

For your info, I have just received this from Rarities regarding a Eurasian Reed Warbler that was caught and ringed on the Umzumbe river Floodplain.


Andrew Pickles


From: BirdLife South Africa National Rarities Committee

Sent: Thursday, September 11, 2014 2:52 PM

To: ; Andrew Pickles

Subject: National Rarity

Dear Sandra and Andrew,

Thank you for your submission to the BirdLife South Africa Rarities Committee on 2013/12/15 of a Eurasian Reed-Warbler on the Umzumbe River floodplain.

The members of the committee have now had an opportunity to independently adjudicate your submission and we are pleased to inform you that your submission has been accepted by the committee.

To this end, your accepted record will be posted on the BirdLife South Africa website, and will also appear in the annual rarities report to be published in African Birdlife and Ornithological Observations.

Your effort in preparing this submission is appreciated and it adds to our understanding of the appearance of rarities in our country. We look forward to receiving further submissions from you in the future.

 Kind regards

Trevor Hardaker



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