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Old Sunday 25th December 2016, 19:46   #226
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An interesting (to me anyway!) result from our recent gull ringing at Pitsea. Two BHG's ringed as pulli on the same day in Bradwell in Essex (1 July 1997), caught in the same net trap on 17 Dec 2016 at Pitsea - aged 19.

In the same catch was a BHG ringed in Cambridgeshire in 1989 - aged 27.
All three were metal ringed only - and only one of the younger pair needed re-ringing because the ring was a bit thin.

And to Swindon Addick above - I visit West Wittering regularly in the winter looking for colour-ringed Sanderling and on every visit in the past 3 years (when I started) there has been a Med gull loafing around the car park or in the sea nearby. Clearly as it's not ringed it might be different birds, but I think it is likely the same one. Site fidelity is seemingly quite important!

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Old Thursday 2nd February 2017, 14:40   #227
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Just finished entering Carl Baggott's December sightings into my 2016 Leics/Rutland colour-ring data and they bring the total up to 766 colour-ringed birds seen and reported during the year, with 527 of them being Lesser Black-backed Gulls.

Unfortunately a few ringers and contacts are letting the side down a bit by not replying so about 50 of the sightings have no accompanying info.

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Old Sunday 2nd April 2017, 11:39   #228
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Vast numbers of Common Gulls roost at Rutland Water during March and early April and the water level on one of the lagoons used as a pre-roost has allowed us to read six colour rings in the past fortnight. It turns out that all of them are Norwegian birds.

Other recent c-r birds include a Norwegian LBB Gull, a German Caspian Gull and Black-headed Gulls from Norway, the Netherlands and Germany.

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Old Monday 3rd April 2017, 13:23   #229
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Little Egret today, Gosforth Park, Northumbs.
Left leg: red ring with white J
Right leg: yellow ring with black H

Edit: looks to be from here: http://www.cr-birding.org/node/407 (first time I've managed to find a ringing scheme via this website successfully! ). Reported & awaiting details . . .
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Old Monday 3rd April 2017, 16:59   #230
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Little Egret today, Gosforth Park, Northumbs.
Left leg: red ring with white J
Right leg: yellow ring with black H

Edit: looks to be from here: http://www.cr-birding.org/node/407 (first time I've managed to find a ringing scheme via this website successfully! ). Reported & awaiting details . . .
Good luck getting a reply !

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Old Monday 3rd April 2017, 17:17   #231
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Good luck getting a reply !

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Thanks! You sound as though the chances of getting a result might not be too good??
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Old Thursday 6th April 2017, 19:21   #232
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Thanks! You sound as though the chances of getting a result might not be too good??
We get a couple of birds each year from North Cotes which I always report but I've yet to receive a reply from that contact address.
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Old Thursday 6th April 2017, 20:37   #233
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We get a couple of birds each year from North Cotes which I always report but I've yet to receive a reply from that contact address.
Oh dear! Well, needless to say, I've not had a response either yet.

Sad if the scheme has discontinued, when it's still generating data.
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Old Friday 7th April 2017, 18:11   #234
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Little Egret today, Gosforth Park, Northumbs.
Left leg: red ring with white J
Right leg: yellow ring with black H

Edit: looks to be from here: http://www.cr-birding.org/node/407 (first time I've managed to find a ringing scheme via this website successfully! ). Reported & awaiting details . . .
"ringed as a nestling near Grimsby almost 2 years ago" per feedback on twitter
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Old Sunday 23rd July 2017, 18:41   #235
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Just been through all my Freiston Shore and Frampton Marsh Black-tailed Godwit ring sightings since 2014, weeding out any that were probably mis-reads and ones I never got replies for. A total of 105 left, with 2014 being the best year. Several I have recorded in two of the last three years but only one in all three, YO-LO(Z).

As there are about 2000 back at Frampton already I think a couple of days over there this week should produce a fair few sightings, maybe even YO-LO(Z) again.

Plus 24 other species of waders there today including RN Phalarope and Pec Sand.

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Old Thursday 27th July 2017, 14:34   #236
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We get a couple of birds each year from North Cotes which I always report but I've yet to receive a reply from that contact address.
I've reported several sightings of a colour-ringed Little Egret, which turned out to be from North Cotes. Have always had a response.
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Old Friday 28th July 2017, 20:51   #237
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Even though its still only July ring-reading at Rutland Water this week has produced adult Black-headed Gulls that have already migrated across from Norway, Denmark, Finland, Poland, Lithuania, Germany and the Netherlands.

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Old Friday 28th July 2017, 21:41   #238
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Even though its still only July ring-reading at Rutland Water this week has produced adult Black-headed Gulls that have already migrated across from Norway, Denmark, Finland, Poland, Lithuania, Germany and the Netherlands.

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PKCS the Polish Caspian Gull seen back at Amble (Northumbs) a couple of days ago, too
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Sarnie Tern dark green EBV, St Mary's Island, Northumbs - just discovered it photobombing the edge of one of my pics from 7 August. It's been places!
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During my usual Cornwall September fortnight I managed to read colour rings on three Med Gulls and a BH Gull, all foreign ringed. Well done to the various contacts in France, Hungary and Poland for getting the ringing details and life histories back to me within 24 hours of reporting the rings.

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Old Thursday 21st September 2017, 12:43   #241
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I saw a Black-headed Gull with a yellow ring last week in Barnstaple N Devon. All I got was that the first letter (in black) was probably an 'N' - the rest of the ring was in the water!

Any ideas of scheme?
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Old Saturday 23rd September 2017, 17:25   #242
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There is only one scheme using yellow rings starting with N - a Spanish project ringing gulls caught on a landfill site at Salamanca.

The N would be followed by three digits.

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There is only one scheme using yellow rings starting with N - a Spanish project ringing gulls caught on a landfill site at Salamanca.

The N would be followed by three digits.

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Interesting, thanks Steve.
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Old Saturday 23rd September 2017, 18:13   #244
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Two days ago I had an orange leg flagged Dunlin - I couldn't get the letters - but its from Svalbard, one of only 5 juvs marked this year
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Old Sunday 24th September 2017, 15:35   #245
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Interesting, thanks Steve.
Just thought - the ring could read from bottom to top, then the N would be the last character and it could be from many other schemes.

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Old Friday 29th September 2017, 03:30   #246
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Hello friends,

On September 18th at Huanzidong Reservoir in Liaoning province, China I spotted a banded Siberian Crane:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39244400

It had 3 bands colored Red, Yellow, Black from top to bottom.

I'm sure someone out there is tracking this information, but I have been unable to Google/Baidu up any sort of interested party.

Do you know where to report this sighting? Or can you report it for me?

Many thanks.
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Andrew, I have sent an e-mail to the I.C.F. I will post any reply I get.

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Old Thursday 2nd November 2017, 11:48   #248
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I saw a Black-headed Gull with a yellow ring last week in Barnstaple N Devon. All I got was that the first letter (in black) was probably an 'N' - the rest of the ring was in the water!

Any ideas of scheme?
I saw that BHG Jon and had similarly no luck on reading (Anchorwood Bank).

However I did pick up a yellow-ringed BHG about 3 weeks later at the Skern which read '2H57'. (It's a Thames Gull Group one)

2 and 7 could both look like N but there are a lot of ringed birds on that estuary, we're hardly scratching the surface I imagine.
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A ringed Ringed Plover on the Blyth Estuary, Northumbs; can anyone ID the scheme, please?

https://twitter.com/Yellowbrow/statu...89259074265089
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A ringed Ringed Plover on the Blyth Estuary, Northumbs; can anyone ID the scheme, please?

https://twitter.com/Yellowbrow/statu...89259074265089
Flag looks yellow rather than lime but rest matches....

https://www.cr-birding.org/node/5002
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