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Old Wednesday 30th November 2011, 22:38   #26
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I can only add to all the praises of colour-ringing here, but then I'm a bit biased...

Down here in Cornwall I've recently seen a German Curlew, Med Gulls from France, Belgium, Hungary and Ireland (one of only 11 ringed in Ireland that year!), several of Tim and co's Black-headed Gulls and a rehab Herring Gull from Somerset. Most responses have been very quick but I must admit I still have two Turnstone outstanding for almost a year, which is annoying as I'm sure they're Canadian...
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Old Wednesday 7th December 2011, 19:15   #27
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I came across another colour ringed Purple Sandpiper today. I received a reply from the ringer, K.M. Soot in less than one hour.

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Thank you very much for taking the time to report to us details of the sighting of a flagged Purple Sandpiper (Calidris maritima). Information about this bird and its movement is given below:

Ring no : Stavanger 8B09900
Flag CAT ( Left tarsus : metal. Left tibia : orange colour ring. Right tibia: lime flag engraved with three black letters CAT.)
Age/sex/biometrics: F2K+ (female, hatched 2009 or before)
Ringing date: 07.06.2010, 16 hrs.
Ringing place: Longyearbyen (78.13.13N-15.40.06E) Svalbard / Spitzbergen
Ringers: Ole Edvard Torland and Kjell Mork Soot

Finding date: 07.12.2011, 13 hrs.
Observed : The Headland, Hartlepool (54.41N-01.12W) Durham, England
Observer : Ian Forrest
Distance: 2695 km SSW. Direction: 204 deg.
Time: 1-6-0. (1 year, 6 months).
Remarks: Photographed, distinct photos of flag and letters. Around 25 Purple Sandpipers observed.

If you notice any errors in the information, please inform us about your corrections.

1274 Purple Sandpipers were flagged with lime/light green flag and orange marker ring in Longyearbyen year 2010. Ca. 300 were ringed with only metal ring because we had no more flags. In year 2011 we flagged 1087 Purples with green flag engraved with white letters (because lime is out of stock) , and orange marker ring in Longyearbyen. Year 2009: 665 were flagged with orange flag at Srkappya (South Cape Island), Svalbard, and 99 year 2011 (yellow marker ring).

Thank you very much for this interesting information! If you are interested to see photos etc from Longyearbyen, and see the place where lime CAT were ringed, www.LoFF.biz. It is members of LoFF (Longyearbyen Feltbiologiske Forening) who are ringing/flagging Purples at Svalbard. More about our projects you also find in http://www.svalbardbirds.com/Sorkapp...sorkappoya.htm .
About Norwegian colour ringing see: www.ringmerking.no/cr/.


And we hope, of course, that you will look for flagged Purple Sandpipers in the future !
This year we have started flagging Dunlin (Calidris alpina) at Svalbard: Orange flag on right tibia engraved with 3 black letters, and one orange marker ring on left tibia..
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Old Thursday 8th December 2011, 07:58   #28
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An additional colour ringed Curlew was around on 5th/6th December.

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number Typ Date Init Details
Curlew
FP13664 N 6 29/08/00 MAE Seal Sands, Hartlepool
O 2 Sighted (R) 13/12/00 RM Seaton Common, Teesmouth, Hartlepool (2 km, N, 106 days)
O 2 Sighted (R) 19/09/02 RM Seal Sands, Hartlepool (2 yrs 21days)
O 4 Sighted (R) 17/02/03 RM Seal Sands, Hartlepool (2 yrs 172days)
O 2 Sighted (R) 11/08/05 RM Seal Sands, Hartlepool (4 yrs 347days)
O 4 Sighted (R) 15/10/08 RM Seal Sands, Hartlepool (8 yrs 47days)
O 4 Sighted (R) 17/09/09 RM Seal Sands, Hartlepool (9 yrs 19days)
O 4 Sighted 06/12/11 Seaton Common, Teesmouth, Hartlepool (2 km, N, 11 yrs 99days)
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Old Wednesday 14th December 2011, 18:06   #29
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I just got my results back from a colour-ringed Twite I saw at Reculver in Kent on 18/10/2011. It was ringed in the nest in July 2009 at Warley Moor Reservoir, West Yorks.

Found 833 days later and 340km away.
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A colour ringed Mediterranean Gull PAU2 was back in the car park behind The Almighty Cod at Seaton Carew. It's been around for about a week now but I managed to catch up with it today thanks to Dave Harrison. I saw it in the same place last year.

A partial history is given below. Info from Northumbrian Birding website. There maybe additional more recent sightings from 2010 onwards. I've sent off the details to the ringer and will update the entry if/where they arrive.

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Details*received*of Med Gull PAU2 as featured in the header.

Ornithological Station
Museum and Institute of Zoology Polish Academy of Sciences
Nadwiślańska 108, 80-680 Gdańsk 40, Poland
phone (+48 58) 308-07-59, fax (+48 58) 308-09-82
e-mail: [email protected]

Sightings and recoveries relating to the Polish colour-ringing programme of Mediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalus

Status
O trapped and ringed R roosting
V controlled; ring read * ring found
T controlled; bird trapped A ring added
X found dead C ring changed
& shot
B breeding


Colour ring number: RED PAU2 metal ring number: Gdansk FN 08382

Colour ring position: right tarsus metal ring position: left tarsus

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St Date Age Place Coordinates Ringer/observer
OB. 07.05.2006 > 3 CY PACZKOWSKI RESERVOIR, KOZIELNO, WROCLAW, POLAND 50.29 N 16.58 E KOŁODZIEJCZYK, P.


Life history


VB 21.05.2006 > 3 CY PACZKOWSKI RESERVOIR, KOZIELNO, WROCLAW, POLAND 50.29 N 16.58 E KOŁODZIEJCZYK, P.
VB 27.05.2006 > 3 CY PACZKOWSKI RESERVOIR, KOZIELNO, WROCLAW, POLAND 50.29 N 16.58 E KOŁODZIEJCZYK, P.
VB 04.06.2006 > 3 CY PACZKOWSKI RESERVOIR, KOZIELNO, WROCLAW, POLAND 50.29 N 16.58 E KOŁODZIEJCZYK, P.
V 24.07.2006 CRIMDON BEACH, NORTH OF HARTLEPOOL, DURHAM, UK 54.72 N 01.24 W FORSTER, C.
V 18.12.2007 SEATON CAREW, NORTH EAST ENGLAND, UK 54.39 N 01.11 W ROWBOTTOM, M.
V 03.03.2008 AD SCALBY MILLS, SCARBOROUGH, NORTH YERKSHIRE, UK ADDEY, N
V 28.10.2008 WHITLEY BAY, NORTHUMBERLAND, UK 55.03 N 01.27 W HODGSON, M. S.
V 04.01.2009 AD SEATON CAREW, COUNTY DURHAM, UK 54.39 N 01.11 W DEIGHTON, A.
V 25.10.2009 AD NORTH SHIELDS, FISH QUAY, TYNE RIVER MOUTH, UK 55.01 N 01.30 W TURNER, D.
TB 23.05.2010 > 3 CY MIETKOW RESERVOIR, WROCLAW, POLAND 50.59 N 16.40 E KOŁODZIEJCZYK, P.
V 05.10.2010 ST MARY'S ISLAND, NORTHUMBERLAND, UK BULLOUGH, B.
V 21.10.2010 WHITLEY BAY, NORTHUMBERLAND, UK 55.03 N 01.27 W HODGSON, M. S.
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Got a decent result from a colour-ringed Black-headed Gull that I saw at Thamesmead, London, on New Year's day 2012 - managed to track the ringing scheme via the excellent website www.cr-birding.com and emailed the ringer directly (what I normally try to do these days). The bird was ringed as a nestling at Sosnovaya Polyana, St.Petersburg, Russia on 10th June 2010 - photo attached.

Do a lot of colour ring reading on gulls, but living in Central London, you have to take what you can get when it comes to birds. So I've now come to trying to read metal rings... particularly from Black-headed Gulls. It's a cross between birding and sleuthing, but fun all the same - http://rothandb.blogspot.com/2011/12/more-rings.html.

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Old Wednesday 4th January 2012, 09:51   #32
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[...] managed to track the ringing scheme via the excellent website www.cr-birding.com [...]
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Hi Rich,

you mentioned a incorrect address of the website. Its http://www.cr-birding.be/ (the old site) or http://www.cr-birding.org/ (the new site).

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Hi Rich,

you mentioned a incorrect address of the website. Its http://www.cr-birding.be/ (the old site) or http://www.cr-birding.org/ (the new site).

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Yes, sorry Roman; thanks for pointing out the mistake. Anyway, I've had a lot of colour-ringed gulls on the River Thames over the last couple of weeks - from Poland (Caspian) and Norway (GBB Gulls) as well as more of the usual local recoveries (mainly Herrings) from Suffolk and rehabilitated Sussex birds (and birds colour-ringed locally by the North Thames Gull Group).

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Old Monday 23rd January 2012, 19:01   #34
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Just received a positive response to a colour ringed Common Sandpiper I saw and photographed at RSPB Saltholme on 7th May 2011. It was ringed the previous day in Derbyshire.
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The bird was ringed as a female (presumed first year) on 6th May 2011, the day before you saw it, at Grainfoot Inlet, Ladybower Reservoir (N arm, E shore), Upper Derwent Valley, Derbyshire (SK 190 879) with ring NW28767. It weighed 56 g at the time and had a wing length of 114 mm.
It travelled quite a distance overnight. I saw it at 10.30 in the morning on 7th May.
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Old Friday 27th January 2012, 11:53   #35
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Had a colour ringed Herring Gull at Seaton Carew a few days ago. Metal ring on right tibia and then black over lime green over orange on right tarsus. No rings on left leg. Tried the only combination that matched on CR Birding site (Camille) but it's not one of hers. Anyone have any ideas?
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Had a colour-ringed Black-headed Gull at Hornsea Mere a few weeks ago and reported it via euring. No response yet so I looked at cr-birding and there are no schemes listed for white colour-rings with 3 letters/numbers (code was white Y20). Can anyone make any suggestions?

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Had a colour ringed Herring Gull at Seaton Carew a few days ago. Metal ring on right tibia and then black over lime green over orange on right tarsus. No rings on left leg. Tried the only combination that matched on CR Birding site (Camille) but it's not one of hers. Anyone have any ideas?
Unlikely to be a British bird if the metal ring is on the tibia, but might be worth trying Pat Monaghan anyway (http://www.cr-birding.org/node/354).
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Had a colour-ringed Black-headed Gull at Hornsea Mere a few weeks ago and reported it via euring. No response yet so I looked at cr-birding and there are no schemes listed for white colour-rings with 3 letters/numbers (code was white Y20). Can anyone make any suggestions?

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I have been looking for BH Gull white ring "T73" which I have seen and photographed 4 times, tried various suggestions with as yet no replies.
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I saw a regularly wintering Med Gull here in Merseyside today.Originally ringed in Arnhem, Netherlands back in June 1990, so its now in its 22nd year! Its taken a battering over the last few years , losing its right leg, but was still bossing the Black-headeds about today!
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I saw a regularly wintering Med Gull here in Merseyside today.Originally ringed in Arnhem, Netherlands back in June 1990, so its now in its 22nd year! Its taken a battering over the last few years , losing its right leg, but was still bossing the Black-headeds about today!
Tough bird!
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Unlikely to be a British bird if the metal ring is on the tibia, but might be worth trying Pat Monaghan anyway (http://www.cr-birding.org/node/354).
Thank you Mark. Will get in touch and let you all know.
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Colour ringed Black-headed Gull red ring 3.7. I somehow overlooked posting this one. It's been around since at least mid-December. I first photographed it on 17th December 2011.

Ringed Arnhem 30-11-2009.

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Ringing data
Arnhem***.3691859***R-37***Kokmeeuw***Larus ridibundus
***Leeftijd & geslacht* :***1 kj / 1 cy***man / male
***Ringdatum**** * *: ***30-11-2009
***Ringplaats**** * *: ***amsterdam, oosterpark***5221.37***N***455.17***E
***Ringer******* * *: ***Frank Majoor
***Opmerkingen**** * *:
Recoveries
Melddatum***Meldplaats******************Melder
1-12-2009***amsterdam, oosterpark***5.221,37***N***455,17***E***kleurring afgelezen***Dennis Seijts
4-12-2009***amsterdam, oosterpark***5.221,37***N***455,17***E***kleurring afgelezen***Ruud Altenburg
7-12-2009***amsterdam, oosterpark***5.221,37***N***455,17***E***kleurring afgelezen***Hannah Jansen
10-12-2009***amsterdam, oosterpark***5.221,37***N***455,17***E***kleurring afgelezen***Ruud Altenburg
18-12-2009***amsterdam, oosterpark***5.221,37***N***455,17***E***kleurring afgelezen***Ruud Altenburg
23-12-2009***amsterdam, oosterpark***5.221,37***N***455,17***E***kleurring afgelezen***Ruud Altenburg
24-12-2009***amsterdam, oosterpark***5.221,37***N***455,17***E***kleurring afgelezen***Ruud Altenburg
28-12-2009***amsterdam, oosterpark***5.221,37***N***455,17***E***kleurring afgelezen***Rob Voesten
29-12-2009***amsterdam, oosterpark***5.221,37***N***455,17***E***kleurring afgelezen***Ruud Altenburg
31-12-2009***amsterdam, oosterpark***5.221,37***N***455,17***E***kleurring afgelezen***Ruud Altenburg
9-1-2010***amsterdam, artis***5.222,00***N***454,51***E***kleurring afgelezen***Willem van der Waal
11-2-2010***amsterdam, oosterpark***5.221,37***N***455,17***E***kleurring afgelezen***Ruud Altenburg
12-2-2010***amsterdam, oosterpark***5.221,37***N***455,17***E***kleurring afgelezen***Ruud Altenburg
19-2-2010***amsterdam, oosterpark***5.221,37***N***455,17***E***kleurring afgelezen***Ruud Altenburg
20-2-2010***amsterdam, oosterpark***5.221,37***N***455,17***E***kleurring afgelezen***Guus van Duin
23-2-2010***amsterdam, oosterpark***5.221,37***N***455,17***E***kleurring afgelezen***Ruud Altenburg
24-2-2010***amsterdam, oosterpark***5.221,37***N***455,17***E***kleurring afgelezen***Willem van der Waal
25-2-2010***amsterdam, oosterpark***5.221,37***N***455,17***E***kleurring afgelezen***Frank Majoor
10-3-2010***amsterdam, oosterpark***5.221,37***N***455,17***E***kleurring afgelezen***Jan Zorgdrager
12-3-2010***amsterdam, oosterpark***5.221,37***N***455,17***E***kleurring afgelezen***Ruud Altenburg
13-3-2010***amsterdam, oosterpark***5.221,37***N***455,17***E***kleurring afgelezen***Frank Majoor
16-3-2010***amsterdam, oosterpark***5.221,37***N***455,17***E***kleurring afgelezen***Ruud Altenburg
17-3-2010***amsterdam, oosterpark***5.221,37***N***455,17***E***kleurring afgelezen***Ruud Altenburg
6-4-2010***amsterdam, oosterpark***5.221,37***N***455,17***E***kleurring afgelezen***Ruud Altenburg
17-12-2011***seaton carew, hartlepool, ENGELAND***5.439,34***N***111,12***W***kleurring afgelezen***Ian Forrest
It was still present last Friday as was the Med. Gull PAU2.
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Had a colour ringed med gull at Amble yesterday and tracked it down via cr-birding. Originally ringed in Serbia as a breeding adult in 2007 it seems to have alternated between Hungary and Northumberland ever since. Interestingly it hasn't been reported from Serbia since its original ringing.
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Had a colour ringed med gull at Amble yesterday and tracked it down via cr-birding. Originally ringed in Serbia as a breeding adult in 2007 it seems to have alternated between Hungary and Northumberland ever since. Interestingly it hasn't been reported from Serbia since its original ringing.
What was the code on this bird as I saw a mystery bird (-J13) at Men-Aver beach, Cornwall, the other week and thought Serbian, but wasn't sure. Might chase it up...
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What was the code on this bird as I saw a mystery bird (-J13) at Men-Aver beach, Cornwall, the other week and thought Serbian, but wasn't sure. Might chase it up...
This was YJU7.
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Has anyone seen cr Med Gull 'WHITE E186' at Minsmere (or anywhere else) recently? It was present on the reserve in May 2011, ringed as a pullus in Belgium in June 2009...

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Six more gull rings read today on the south side of the Thames - I'm pretty sure two locally, two from Sussex, one from Suffolk and a LBBG with a blue ring (with pinkish writing) on its right leg - http://rothandb.blogspot.com/2012/02/bit-of-colour.html. Anyone know where this may be from? Perhaps it's Belgian from the research I've done.

Also a colour-ringed Black-tailed Godwit that I'm pretty sure is from a Suffolk ringing project.

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I managed to read a Common Gull in Edinburgh today (left leg white ring black lettering JZE0). It turns out it was ringed as a chick in Norway 5 years ago but was most recently seen in Stavanger in Norway on Thursday! Presumably the cold weather on the continent has pushed it over the North Sea in the last couple of days.

At same site 2 other Norwegian Common Gulls (partial reads only) and a Norwegian Black-headed Gull (right JHR4) that has been around for the last couple of weeks at least.

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Have just received the original ringing information for a Pink-footed goose whose neck-collar I read last thursday in Berwickshire (metallic collar 'IIL'):

It was originally ringed as an adult male in N-central Iceland in July 2000 and has, between now and then, been sighted in the UK several times, including Lincolnshire, Lancashire and Moray in the space of two months in 2001. Within Scotland it has also been seen in Perth & Kinross and Angus. This pinkfoot neck-collar program is a project run by the WWT and Icelandic ringing-scheme. Over the moon about this one!

PS - a BTO coot colour-ringing scheme seems to be kicking off across the UK right now. Keep an eye out even at the local duck ponds. So far I've found four birds, all at the place they were originally ringed as it turned out.
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I entered into correspondence with the North Thames Gull Group yesterday regarding one of their birds I had seen on the Norfolk coast during the day. I emailed them at 10:22pm, I had a reply detailing the birds history at 10:31pm! Wow! Thanks and well done I replied! But it seems that was nothing. The person I was dealing with told me he'd received a text the previous day from a member of the NTGG who was watching one of their birds in the Western Sahara and to top it all he texted back the birds life history WHILST THE OTHER GUY WAS STILL WATCHING THE BIRD!!! Terrific stuff - BTO take note!

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