One for the ringers out there

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The above bird was photographed by me back on 31st December last year in Norwich and I’ve just heard that the bird has has been seen again.

It was ringed in Aberdeen on 24th November as it arrived in the UK as a three year old female and then moved south to Norwich where I connected with it some 547 km south of the ringing sight.

The last report was on 11th February but the remarkable thing is it has returned north in readiness for the pending departure whereas the ringers tell me that most just depart from their last sight.

This bird has flown 512km north to Dundee but who’s to say it won’t get all the way to Aberdeen before it leaves.

I always report the rings when I can get enough info and this is the perfect reason for doing it and an unexpected bit of history on this birds time in the UK.

 

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Brian Anderson

Brian Anderson

Essex Birder using the blog as a diary of my trips around the country chasing birds. Enjoying the places it takes me and the people I meet along the way. Great to spend time with my Dad and brother as we chase our year lists and grow our life list in the process.

Brian Anderson

Brian Anderson

Essex Birder using the blog as a diary of my trips around the country chasing birds. Enjoying the places it takes me and the people I meet along the way. Great to spend time with my Dad and brother as we chase our year lists and grow our life list in the process.

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Marijke
Marijke

Prachtig!