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)