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Old Monday 3rd July 2017, 14:31   #1
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Seabirds - Fife

I was sorting out some photos from a session at Fife Ness this morning, when I noticed that the pictured birds had ID rings. Is this info of use to anyone? How would I find and report to the ringer?
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Old Monday 3rd July 2017, 15:01   #2
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A lot of the Shags on the East coast were ringed on the Farnes.
You can either use this website - http://www.cr-birding.org/colourprojects

or perhaps try to contact the National Trust who look after the Farnes.

Ringing reports are ALWAYS useful :)
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Old Monday 3rd July 2017, 15:05   #3
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Actually it looks like Mike Newall at CEH Endinbugh

See just up from the bottom of the list

http://cormorants.freehostia.com/co_...g_project3.htm

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Old Monday 3rd July 2017, 15:20   #4
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Almost certainly ringed on the Isle of May - so get in touch with Mark Newell. I guess if you're sending him ring recoveries he won't mind if you call him Mike ;-)
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Old Monday 3rd July 2017, 16:30   #5
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Thanks guys. I'll get in touch with Mr Newell.
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Old Saturday 15th July 2017, 13:25   #6
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The best way to report colour ringed shags on the east coast is to send details to shags@ceh.ac.uk

Some details of the project are here https://www.ceh.ac.uk/our-science/pr...ution-seabirds
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Old Sunday 16th July 2017, 09:01   #7
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The best way to report colour ringed shags on the east coast is to send details to shags@ceh.ac.uk
That's the address I used two weeks ago. I received an automated receipt, but nothing since to answer my questions on where and when birds were tagged.

A bit disappointing to be honest.
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Old Tuesday 18th July 2017, 06:01   #8
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I'm sure that you'll hear back eventually. At this time of year seabird people are still more likely to be spending more time in the field than at their desks. From my experience of reporting colour ringed shags CEH do reply, but it does sometimes take a few weeks if the person dealing with reports is in the field/on holiday/whatever.
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Reply received today. The tagger has been busy on the Isle of May ringing this years chicks, so delay in answer is understandable.

All three birds in the post #1 photo are confirmed as having been ringed on the IoM in the summer of 2016.
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Old Thursday 10th August 2017, 21:45   #10
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More tagged shag

A couple more tagged shag found this afternoon. This time on my Seafield patch. First one is easy to read (Blue-FWU). The second one looks like a different type of tag and is on the right leg. The white lettering on green is hard to read, however, I think it is CJ, followed by a possible B, maybe.

I've sent the photos in to same place as last time.
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Internet access can be very limited, especially on the Isle of May, so be careful not to overload with photos if you are hoping for a quick reply because it's frustrating waiting to download mail when it takes an age due to a photo being attached. In those cases they won't look at the mail until they set foot on the mainland again which might be some time. cheers Dave
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Internet access can be very limited, especially on the Isle of May, so be careful not to overload with photos if you are hoping for a quick reply because it's frustrating waiting to download mail when it takes an age due to a photo being attached. In those cases they won't look at the mail until they set foot on the mainland again which might be some time. cheers Dave
Thanks. I didn't realise that they are on the IoM most of the time. I don't need quick replies, but I will try to minimise the photos. Sent a third batch in on Thursday. I think I have some from this mornings outting too.

I have asked if they want me to continue firing in the sightings. As I'm so close to the IoM, I'm not sure if the info is of value.
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I think all your information will be really appreciated! Wether the birds stay locally or further afield adds to the overall picture.
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Old Sunday 1st October 2017, 18:23   #14
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I have continued to send in my tagged Shag sightings for the last two months. I have just listed the tag numbers/colour/leg instead of sending photos, so as not to overload their mail, but no response yet.

Today I found something different. A tagged GBBG (see pics). I have tracked the tagger using the CRbirding site, and believe the bird to be from a NE Scotland project. I have now e-mailed the tagger with the details, but have received an auto answer stating he is out of the country, and not to expect an answer before November. Seems to be the way these guys work.
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If Euan was the ringer, send a note to Raymond at grampianringing@googlemail.com and you may get an answer quicker.
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If Euan was the ringer, send a note to Raymond at grampianringing@googlemail.com and you may get an answer quicker.
Thanks mate. I've forwarded the original e-mail.
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