Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Turnstones and Green Sand with bling

I was just thinking of posting something about my colour-ringed Turnstones when an equally interesting story popped up. Having seen a couple of colour-ringed Turnstone way over the wrong side of the harbour at Newlyn at New Year, I finally managed to track them down recently and get a better look. There were two birds sporting rings, above and below the 'knee', though I have a horrible feeling one may have lost a ring. I haven't heard back yet, but think these are Swedish birds, so watch this space...

Of more interest was a Green Sandpiper colour-ringed at Nanjizal, near Land's End, in July 2005. It was sadly found dead in southern Finland recently and is the first of this species to be found there. Not a bad movement and it had managed to avoid being seen for over five years!


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1 comment:

Mark Grantham said...

And to add to this, there's also been a Coot from Lancashire hanging out down the road! I must get out more...

http://birdringing.blogspot.com/2010/12/coot-to-cornwall.html