Saturday, 25 December 2010

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year 2011

Sunday, 12 December 2010

Finnish Great Black-backed Gull on the Wloclawek dam

Some news from central Poland. On the end of November Michał Radziszewski observed a finnish Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus) on Wloclawek dam. The bird had been ringed in Espoo on summer 2010 as adult.

The Wloclawek dam on Wisła river is one the bigest hydroelectric powerstation in Poland. There is also a gulls colony: Herring Gull (Larus argentatus) & Caspian Gull (Larus cachinnas) and their hybrids.

fot. Michał Radziszewski

Distance about 900 km

Thursday, 9 December 2010

Ring read at Rewal beach [Batlic sea]

Some new ring read at Rewal from yeasterday. Both Herring Gulls (Larus argentatus) read by Piotrek Zientek. One from Polish project and the second German.

The whole life history of the X79C you can get at the green gull website. As you can see the gull was ringed in Germany and after flew to Denmark.

fot. Piotr Zientek - Herring Gulls and Great Black -backed Gulls

fot. Piotr Zientek - German Herring Gull

fot. Piotr Zientek - Polish Herring Gull

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Colourringed gulls on Świnoujście's rubbish tip

Today Zbyszek Kajzer and Marcin Solowiej got on Rubbish tip in Świnoujście. We have beautifull winter right now in West Pomerania. That reason there are lot's of hungry gulls, which are tame. Zbyszek and Marcin have read:

- 4 Herring gulls Poland (green with P)
- 5 Herring gulls from Finland
- 1 Herring gull from Lithuania
- 1 Common gull from Netherlands

fot. Zbyszek Kajzer

fot. Zbyszek Kajzer - Lithuanian Herring gull (Larus argentatus)

fot. Zbyszek Kajzer- guest from Netherlands

Finnish gulls

fot. Zbyszek Kajzer

fot. Zbyszek Kajzer

fot. Zbyszek Kajzer

fot. Zbyszek Kajzer

fot. Zbyszek Kajzer

Polish gulls

fot. Zbyszek Kajzer

fot. Zbyszek Kajzer

fot. Zbyszek Kajzer

fot. Zbyszek Kajzer

Sunday, 28 November 2010

The "Bird feeder action 2010" - let's start ringing!

Next weekend we are starting with the "Bird feeder action 2010" in Poland. It's kind of play among Polish ringers, who catch birds using mistnets by their bird feeders. Rules are quite easy: You can situated your feeder wherever you want (forest, garden etc.) and feed whatever you want (sunflower, corn, pork fat etc.). The most important is the score - numbers of ringed birds and recaps. By the way we weigh and measure birds, so after few years hope to write nice publication.

Links below:

1) Photos from the last season
2) The results from the last season 2009/2010
3) The map with recoveries

Thursday, 11 November 2010

More Cr-ringed gulls from Polish Baltic Coast

More Cr-ringed gulls from Polish Baltic Coast read by Piotrek Zientek.

fot. Piotr Zientek - yellow PDVX (Poland)
fot. Piotr Zientek - ad. Herring Gull (Larus argentatus) white MA014, (Sweden)
fot. Piotr Zientek - ad. Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus) white M75XR, (Sweden)
fot. Piotr Zientek - 3cy Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus) white M06UR, (Sweden)

Sunday, 7 November 2010

CR-ringed large gulls [Belorussian & Finnish]

Just have recived an email from Piotr Zientek, who's at Ujście Wisły up to now. On the 2nd of November 2010 he saw two interesting cr-ringed gulls in Jantar. First Belorussian Herring gull (Larus argentatus) was carrying a ring - KA53 and Great Black-backed gull (Larus marinus) from Finland (CC111).We are waiting for ringing data.

fot. Piotr Zientek - Black-backed gull (Larus marinus)

fot. Piotr Zientek - Herring gull (Larus argentatus)

Sunday, 31 October 2010

The Northern Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis)

Recently me and Lukasz have focused on harriers trapping. Actually lots of migrants are passing meadows near our city Stargard and harriers have fallowed them. The results of weekend's catching You can see below - 2 young Northern Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis). Hope to be better at winter :)

fot. Łukasz Borek
fot. Łukasz Borek - 1cy, male Goshawks
fot. Łukasz Borek - 1cy, male Goshawks

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

My first recovery from the UK

I have just heard from Kane Brides, who observed today my BHG (Larus ridibundus) near Manchester. It's really great news, becouse it's my first record from the UK! The bird was ringed in Swinoujście harbour on the 2nd of May 2010 as an adult. Thanks to Kane for good news and photo.

fot. Marcin Sowa - Świnoujście 02.05.2010

fot. Kane Brides - Pennington Flash Country Park, Leigh 28.09.2010

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Latvian Black-headed gull (Larus ridibundus) on Miedwie Lake

We have autumn at last and the roosting on Miedwie Lake is full of gulls again. On the 25th of September Lukasz observed there Latvian Black-headed gull (Larus ridibundus) with yellow ring the K148. As you can see at CR-BIRDING it's a new project which have started in 2010 and have coordinated by Dmitrijs Boiko.

There was also 1cy Mediterranean Gull (Larus melanocephalus), unlucky without any rings and the Black-headed gull (Larus ridibundus) from polish colour-ring project.

fot. Lukasz Borek - yellow K148

fot. Lukasz Borek

fot. Lukasz Borek - white TN97

fot. Lukasz Borek

Monday, 23 August 2010

The Goosander (Mergus merganser) traped in Mrzezyno

Recently Lukasz spent a weekend in Mrzezyno with his family. By the way he colour-ringed some Herring gulls (Larus argentatus) and Black-headed gulls (Larus ridibundus), but the most interesting bird was the Goosander. The moulted male rested at the harbor, where Lukasz caught him using fishing line.
We have more than 300 ringers in Poland but last year no one caught any Goosanders (see the polish annual ringing raports).

fot. Lukasz Borek
fot. Lukasz Borek - Goosander and Lukasz's douther

Thursday, 5 August 2010

The Sandwich Tern (Thalasseus sandvicensis) with Swedish metal ring

It was one of the worst day in my ring reading activity. Today i observed a family of Sandwich Terns (Thalasseus sandvicensis) [2 ad. and 2 juv.] on the Baltic coast between Miedzywodzie and Dzwinow. Unlucky i have got just digi camera, no spotting scope and no binoculars :( . Have been just 5-6 meters from the bird, have made 5 pictures before the tern flew was not enough to read whole number. I know that the ring had "Stockholm" on it and the first two sign 71..... (not sure for 100%).

fot. Marcin Sowa

fot. Marcin Sowa

fot. Marcin Sowa

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Common Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus) chick's found in the White Wagtail (Motacilla alba) nest

Next unusual bird ringed on July in the West Pomerania. For Lukasz is the first Common Cuckoo chick in the ringing career. The nest was built in the wreck of digger, located near a moor - very easy to found out. Foster parents - White wagtails have been at nest every 5-10 min to feed this "big child".

fot. Marcin Sowa
fot. Marcin Sowa

Friday, 30 July 2010

The Dutch Eurasian Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus in Swinoujscie

Recently the Eurasian Oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus) was observed at Swinoujscie seawall. It's the most femouse seawall among polish birdwatchers at coast. There were observed birds like: Arctic Tern (Sterna paradisaea), Purple Sandpiper (Calidris maritima), Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) and lot's of rare birds (for Poland of course :) ) [see the Clanga webiste for details].

fot. Zbyszek Kajzer - Dutch Eurasian Oystercatcher

Thursday, 29 July 2010

The Hoopoe (Upupa epops) has ringed in West Pomerania

Rare view in a mistnet. Especially in West Pomerania where we have just few breeding pairs of the Hoopoe. We will see if the bird come back to the same place next year.

fot. Marcin Sowa

fot. Marcin Sowa

fot. Marcin Sowa

Monday, 19 July 2010

The young Caspian Gull (Larus cachinnans) has already flown north

Last friday i took my pontoon and voyaged around Miedwie lake. Mainly i've tried to detect a roosting place of starlings and swallows (observed few days earlier thousands of birds flew to a reed). I was suprissed when i saw a young Caspian Gull (Larus cachinnans). You can say nothing special in Poland, but ok it's breeding in the south of our at least must flew about 200-300 km. Anyway i'll find out it soon, becouse the bird had yellow, plastic ring with code PUHP (for 99% ringed by Jacek Betleja)

fot. Marcin Sowa
fot. Marcin Sowa
fot. Marcin Sowa