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Colour Ringed Little Egrets (1 Viewer)

George Hogg

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Is there any online data for movements of colour ringed egrets in U.K.
Particularly interested in what appear to be advance guard of the hoped for colonisation of southern Scotland
 

Marmot

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Dont know if this might help you, this appears to be the ones that have been ringed in the UK...
Combination of two rings engraved with a single vertical letter or number (one on each tibia).
Richard Hearn, Stroud, Gloucestershire, UK.

e-mail: littleegrets ADD yahoo.co.uk

note 1: birds are ringed in the UK and Ireland, mostly as nestlings.

note 2: by end of summer 2008 approx. 300 birds had been ringed at 15 sites in the UK and Eire.

note 3: orange and red rings are both used and are regularly being confused, but can be identified by the colour of the characters; orange rings have black characters whilst red rings have white characters.

There are numerous other ones that are based in Holland, France and Spain and can be seen at
http://www.cr-birding.be/


I know of 2 that had been around our area and they were ringed at The Wash and Tiree.
 

George Hogg

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Thanks

Thanks Marmot,I had tried the mail address (yahoo.com)so have now tried yahoo .co.uk at your suggestion.
Wondered why it kept bouncing back!
The particular bird I am interested in is left white'A' on red..right black'D' on yellow. It was at Aberlady,East Lothian recently.
 

Mark Grantham

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Are you sure of the combination George, as 'Red A Yellow 9' was seen in Belhaven Bay, East Lothian, on 3-8 August this year? The photo below shows the rings nicely so might be of use (photo courtesy of Dennis Morrison). This particular bird had been ringed as a chick in Lincolnshire in May 2010.
 

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George Hogg

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Hi Mark ,Many thanks.Yes I am sure of the details coutesy of a nice close piture of the Aberlady bird by Abbie Marland.
Have now received ringing details from Richard Hearn (via the above yahoo address).
It was similarly ringed as a fledgling this year in Lincolnshire.
Unfortunately it has not had time to accumulate any history ,only Aberlady on 2 consecutive days.
Ricchard tells me the Belhaven bird has subsequently been seen on Isle of Man !
............george
 

George Hogg

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Great news Kelvin,We in yet to be colonised Scotland welcome northwards dispersal whether the reason is understood or not.
if they are colonial nesters like Grey Heron you wouldn't expect them to be so keen to disperse away from current populations......g
 

Cheshire Birder

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Great news Kelvin,We in yet to be colonised Scotland welcome northwards dispersal whether the reason is understood or not.
if they are colonial nesters like Grey Heron you wouldn't expect them to be so keen to disperse away from current populations......g

I understand that breeding colonies can spontaneously form some distance from other nesting sites, as they did in my county.

CB
 

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