Friday, 28 December 2012

Just two ringed Dunlin & recovery

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).


Monday, 24 December 2012

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2013

Thursday, 13 December 2012

чтить/Hello! Black-headed Gull

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.

This is my first recovery of Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) in Russia, hope not the last :)

How to catch a gull using finshing line
2cy, Black-headed Gull