Every month i get a new recovery of my darvic Black-headed gulls which were ringed in the West Pomerania Province in Poland. This research become more and more interesting. Hope to write a publication about it in nearly future, but right now see these two birds.
Both of gulls were caught in winter time as 2cy.
T24N - north-south migrant
- caught in Stargard (Poland)
- wintering area beetwen Świdnica (Poland), Vienna (Austria), Cracow (Poland)
- breeding ? probably somewhere in the south
T42N - east-west migrant
- caught in Świnoujście (Poland)
- wintering in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
- breeding near Riga (Latvia)
I ringed only two Dunlin (Calidris alpina) in 2012. What's more, they were caught in Swinoujscie city beach, which is full of tourists throughout the whole year. As you can guess birds were tame and went between the people legs. I didn't expect that 2 weeks after ringing date, one of the Dunlin would be corntroled in the Vogelreservat Langenwerder, Germany (181 km distance).
Not so often we receive a report of Polish-ringed bird in Russia. This is a large country with a low population density (just 8 Pop. per km2), so a chance to find ringed bird is even lower. FN77822 was also carrying the darvic ring TH08 when found in July 2010 at pond near Vozdvizhenskoe. The Gull was weak and released in dry place.
This bird had been ringed as 2cy on 15.12.2009 and covered a distance of 1419 km. Interestingly, FN77822 was cought using fishing line on my flat windowsill in Szczecin.
The POLRING is a online programprovides quick accessto the database of whole ringing birds in Poland. This means that both ringers and ring readers continually updatesthe database. Have you ever read a Polish metal or colour ring and still have no answer ? Do you want to see a whole life history of this bird with a google map ? If yes just register at POLRING.
There are several bird ringing camps in Poland, that run every spring and autumn. Each of them specialize in various species, Want to present some of them. At first two short movies that in funny and artistic way show the life in one of the camp - "Wicie Bird Ringing Camp". So please make your speakers louder, full screen and enjoy watching...