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Jon Turner

Well-known member
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?
 

Steve Lister

Senior Birder, ex County Recorder, Garden Moths.
United Kingdom
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.

Steve
 

Jane Turner

Well-known member
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
 

AndrewHeath

也称为“赫安哲”
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.
 

LowellMills

Is this your Sanderling?
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.
 

Steve Lister

Senior Birder, ex County Recorder, Garden Moths.
United Kingdom
One of the wintering Black-headed Gulls at Rutland Water the last two years has a Polish colour-ring. It was back, presumably after breeding, yesterday. Surprising how quickly they can raise young and get back here.
 

Steve Lister

Senior Birder, ex County Recorder, Garden Moths.
United Kingdom
Just finished the latest of my quarterly bulletins summarising the information gleaned from ring-reading in Leics and Rutland. This time featuring 255 ringed birds.

If anyone wants a copy just let me have an email address.

Steve
 

Steve Lister

Senior Birder, ex County Recorder, Garden Moths.
United Kingdom
First Black-tailed Godwit ring-reading session of my autumn at Frampton Marsh RSPB, Lincs yesterday.

In five hours I only managed to read five ring combinations completely but thanks to Jenny Gill at UEA I already know that one was ringed in Iceland, one in France, and one in Portugal. The other two were both ringed on the Wash, one of them in 1996 making it at least 25 years old now.

Twenty other species of waders were on the same lagoon as the godwits, so a very enjoyable session.

Steve
 

ambduck5

Active member
We encounter dreadful problems with eliciting information on colour-ringed waders, especially Black-tailed Godwits. You obviously have better contacts!
 

Steve Lister

Senior Birder, ex County Recorder, Garden Moths.
United Kingdom
We encounter dreadful problems with eliciting information on colour-ringed waders, especially Black-tailed Godwits. You obviously have better contacts!

Jenny Gill does a great job as a 'clearing house' for any reports of colour-ringed Blackwits. J.Gill(at)uea.ac.uk.
She has the details of Wash-ringed birds, which I see a lot of, and forwards everything else to the correct ringer/group. Just one of her contacts fails to respond, the rest are mostly pretty prompt.

Other waders, yes I often struggle too.

Steve
 

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