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Code and scheme ID for metal ring on BHGull (1 Viewer)

LowellMills

Is this your Sanderling?
I've managed to (I think) get enough shots of this ring on a black-headed gull in UK this morning to assemble the full code (see linked TIFF composite), but the Scheme address is not legible and I wondered if any seasoned ring readers know what countries use these rings with the characters inscribed on their side like on a darvic ring? Just keen to hear any thoughts on full code and scheme, thanks.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1dBNGJTELvcG95FDAs-PLtoTowbcHXqRN/view?usp=sharing
 

Steve Lister

Senior Birder, ex County Recorder, Garden Moths.
United Kingdom
There was a similar BHG ring featured on Facebook recently and people suggested Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands.
What do you read the ring as? The initial letter might be useful - V isn't it?

Steve
 

LowellMills

Is this your Sanderling?
I read it as

VA3
875
[scheme address]


I'm most open to the idea of the second letter being a K, but I've had a respondent on Twitter read a ring with the same prefix and text direction in the neighbouring county last week, and they apparently were able to also read the scheme as Denmark, so I've proceeded from there on the form to EURING (with a link to the composite of ring photos) and hope to hear back with details or a correction!
 

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