Monday, 18 June 2012

Starting the Common Tern (Sterna hirundo) colour-ring project

We have a great event right now in Poland - Euro 2012, but anyway have some time (in the breaks beetwen matches) for birdringing ;-)))

The kolring team had just started the new colour-ring project in the West Pomerania Province. We study the Common Tern (Sterna hirundo) in the bigest nesting colony in our region, where last year found dead tern with African metal ring. In previous years ringed there lots of chicks, but no feedback so far.  Hope the green plastic rings with white 3 digits code help us to get some interesting recoveries. At the moment captured at nest 18 adult birds - 14 new and 4 control!!!
- 2 Polish
- 2 German: HIDDENSEE NA090581, HIDDENSEE NA123910
 Next week going to catch also a chicks.

 fot. Marcin Sowa                               

German bird with brand new green ring

Please check terns legs, especially in migration time.

1 comment:

Tanya Smythe said...

Dear Sir/Madam, I am writing to you from South Africa. A friend found a stork with this ring number on it ...HIDDENSEE..GERMANIA..N147 at a small town near Mosselbay called JAKKALSVLEI..HERBERTSDALE which is on the side of the GOURITS DIE POORT..His name is Boet Saayman. Hope this helps with your research. Kind regards, Tanya Smythe.