Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Coloured Rings

Have received a few reports back of Coloured Ringed Birds Nick A and myself saw in December which I had mentioned briefly in a previous post but have had a spare hour whilst waiting to go to the Doctors for my  annual 100 Blog Service

Ringnumber 896215 First ringed on 19 May 2009 at Sandgeroi, Iceland and has been back and forward to Whitley Bay on at least  3 occasions since then and has been reported over 70 times in both places

Pic by Paul McMullen

Was one of seven birds ringed between March 1998 and February 1999 on the Amble to St Marys coastline.  A single ring is missing on the Right Tarsus

Ringed 3 Feb 2000 at St Marys Island, Whitley Bay (BTO Metal Ring No SX83315) as an adult (born before Summer 1999) In recent years it has been reported at St Marys in December 2009, January, September and November 2011.

Ringed at St Marys by me (Robin Ward) on 3 February 2000 as an immature (born in 1999) BTO Metal ring No SX83306.  I've no recent sighting of this bird so great sighting - Many Thanks

Unfortunately no pic of this bird

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