Saturday, 8 August 2009

Late summer, Port Seton

At Wrecked Craigs today, juvenile waders now appearing, e.g. Turnstones and Ringed Plovers, plus several young Sandwich Terns, many of which are ringed. A partial read obtained from one metal ring is unlikely to be sufficient, but may well be from the Farne Islands where many are ringed each year. Also, a record 10 Shags with darvic colour-rings (JNP-red, JSH-blue, LLZ-red, PTH-red, PXI-red, SCD-green, TLN-red, TNC-red, TPJ-red, TSZ-red) - mainly juveniles; all will be from the Isle of May and Forth Islands (where ringing has taken place this year); last pic below shows LLZ, TLN and JSH in a row on the left. This linked spreadsheet lists origins of some of these.

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