Saturday, 24 December 2011

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2012

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Welcome Poland! LBBG (Larus fuscus)

It was just regular every week gullwatching at Miedwie Lake. We read there mainly gulls who previously captured in the city centre of Stargard. The Lesser Black-backed Gull is quite rare guest on our region, what more Polish ringers catch just few LBBGs a year. Lukasz and me didn't expected that this 1cy gull would be so timed to catch and ring it after 10 min.

What next ? Hope to see it on Madrid Gull Team website next year :)

fot. Lukasz Borek
fot. Lukasz Borek

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Breeding Barn Owl (Tyto alba)

Yesterday Lukasz Borek ringed two barn owl chicks in one of a church tower near Stargard Szczecinski, Poland. As you can see they are few days to fly out. It is amazing that this species can breeding right now (i mean we have late autumn in Poland).

fot. Cezary Korkosz

Saturday, 5 November 2011

Young Yellow-legged Gull (Larus michahellis)

Today spent a short while at my favorite place to gull's ring reading - Miedwie Lake. Luckily read a Croatian YLG with the yellow S62R. Have no idea why Croatian gulls like wintering in Poland...they have warmer climate than here for sure.

fot. Marcin Sowa
fot. Marcin Sowa

Thursday, 20 October 2011

The long-distance flight of urban Mallard

I have recived message from Witold Cieselka about his very nice recovery of the Mallard. He read Czech duck (N. MUSEUM PRAHA C 88977) on Wislok river in Rzeszow. Interestingly the bird was ringed in the city centre of Praha.

fot. Witold Ciesielka
fot. Witold Ciesielka
fot. Witold Ciesielka

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Croatian Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) at Miedwie Lake

Is not the first Croatian Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) who visit the Miedwie Lake (the fifth bigest lake in Poland). They really like roosting place on the north coast (Morzyczyn). Look forward to hearing from Luka about ringing details.

fot. Lukasz Borek - gulls readers :)

fot. Lukasz Borek - white SK41, 14.08.2011 Miedwie Lake

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Visiting Mallorca

Zbyszek Kajzer spent his holiday at Mallorca. BTW he's read some Audouin's Gulls (Ichthyaetus audouinii) from Spanish project. Some pictures of them attached.

fot. Zbyszek Kajzer - Es Caragol, Mallorca

Sunday, 31 July 2011

African !!! Common Tern (Sterna hirundo) found in Poland

We have been so lucky! me and Lukasz Borek were ringing chicks in one of the West Pomeranian gull colony. We chanced on death metal ringed Common Tern (Sterna hirundo) and first didn't belive >>> [INORM SAFRING UNIV. CAPE TOWN S.A. 4H511**]

More than months past since we send the email to the S.A. station and still haven't got any ringing data (for me best rocovery since i've started bird watching :) )

Sunday, 19 June 2011

Spanish ringed Black-headed Gull breed on Mietkow lake

Great news from Maciej Gajewski. On the begining of the June he visited gull colony on Mietkow lake where he read the BHG with spannish ring. The gull was ringed on November 2009 in Barcelona (Zoo de Barcelona, Spain), about 1000 km distance to breeding area.

fot. Maciej Gajewski
fot. Maciej Gajewski

Thursday, 16 June 2011

English Black-headed Gull on Miedzyzdroje beach [Poland]

On the begining of the June Piotrek Zientek read and photographed the Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) with ring LONDON EX 42382 in Międzyzdroje (Baltic Coast, Poland).

If anyone recognise this ring number, please contact us for details:

fot. Piotrek Zientek
fot. Piotrek Zientek

Monday, 13 June 2011

Spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia) with Cech metal ring found in Poland

On 30th May Piotrek Zientek observed and photographed two adult Spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia) on small fishpond near Głowaczewo, West Pmerania, N Poland. He saw the metal ring on one bird but the distance was too far. Two day after Miłosz Kowalewski made lot's very good quality pictures which help to read a whole number. The bird was ringed 10 years ago in Zliv (Chech Republic) !!! as chick.

fot. Piotr Zientek

fot. Piotr Zientek
fot. Miłosz Kowalewski

Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Croatian guest on Baltic Sea

On the 28th of may Zbyszek Kajzer read the Croatian Black-headed gull (Larus ridibundus) in Trzesacz (Baltic Sea). It's quite interesting, becouse normally we observed gulls with Croatian rings in Poland from early Autumn to Winter.

fot. Zbyszek Kajzer

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Eurasian Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus) [The fishing line catch]

Ringers hates sparrowhawks who are sitting beside feeder and shy other species. Especially sparrowhawks who see and avoid a mist net :) Lukasz had a bad luck this winter, it is the second predator who really likes a small tree near his feeder.

He had tried to find out the right solution and found a fishing line. Made a lasso, put on the tree and ....

fot. Lukasz Borek
fot. Lukasz Borek
fot. Lukasz Borek
fot. Lukasz Borek

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Neck bands reading

I've recived Piotrek Zientek's email with two interesting observation of banded birds from the Polish seaside. First the Greyleg Goose (Anser anser) from Sweden and the Latvian Whooper Swan (Cygnus cygnus). Both birds read in a field near Dzonowo.

fot. Piotr Zientek

fot. Piotr Zientek

Monday, 14 February 2011

Our Common Gulls (Larus canus) in Uckermunde

Just recived an email from Frank Joisten who has read two Common Gulls (Larus canus) in Uckermunde, Germany. What funny... both of them were ringed by polish ringers, but one bird in Szczecin, second probably in the Slask.

fot. Frank Joisten

Monday, 24 January 2011

CRringed Yellow-billed Chough (Pyrrhocorax graculus) in French Alps

Mont Blanc
Yesterday i came back from ski-holidays in France (Morillon). Was beautifull, lot's of snow and wide pistes, many bottles of wine :) and international atmosphere (greetings to colleagues from New Zealand and Beth from Bristol).

Had also some time to ringreading. I read colourings combination on Yellow-billed Chough (Pyrrhocorax graculus) [left leg green, red, right leg black, white] in Flaine. If You know sth about this bird please let me know.

PS If you went skiing to the Alps, take your rings and some bread with.

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

Friday, 14 January 2011

Danish and Polish pedestrian

Recently I have been Swinoujscie and have been suprised when i saw a flock of Mute Swans (Cygnus olor) were walking through the streets. Almost had Polish metal rings, but one was carrying J6062 (Denmark).

fot. Marcin Sowa

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Iceland Gull (Larus glaucoides) was caught in Gdansk-Szadolki dump !!!

fot. Sabina Kaszak
Unbelievable information from the Kuling group. Today durning their regular field work they caught and colourringed the Iceland Gull (Larus glaucoides) [first ever for Poland] in Gdansk-Szadolki rubbish dump. Congratulations guys !!!

fot. Sabina Kaszak

Sunday, 9 January 2011

Latvian swan on Nowogard lake

Just have recived information from Grzegorz Wieprzowski, who was bird watching in Nowogard yesterday. He read some Polish Mute Swan (Cygnus olor) and one very interesting EK433 from Latvia. At least he had to fly 500 km.

fot. Grzegorz Wieprzowski