Monday, 30 December 2013

New gull trap

Kolring team has tested a new gull trap. We caught Black-headed gulls and Common gulls in an urban environment and in garbage dump as well. The trap is quite cheap and results are promising, see pictures...

Friday, 27 December 2013

First colour banded Bean Goose for Poland

Very nice to inform you that PTOP Salamandra together with Kolring team, trapped and colour banded a Bean Goose on Malta lake, Poznan. It's first colourbanded bean goose for Poland. Hope to catch other 2 tame gooses, which staying on the same place.

fot. Adam Lorecki


Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2014

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Best ringed 2013 by kolring team

Some pictures of metal and darvic ringed birds from summer 2013 r. It was really nice time.

Coot (Fulica atra)

Herring gull (Larus argentatus) 2cy

Red Knot (Calidris canutus)

Black Turnstone (Arenaria melanocephala)

Common Gull (Larus canus) 2cy / second winter

Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus) 1cy / first winter

Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus) adult

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Lithuanian BHG (Ch. ridibundus) from new cr-project

Yesterday I read the yellow darvic ring PE87 on 1cy BHG in Malta lake, Poznan. It's from NEW 2013 Lithuanian project. The project has been started in commemoration for Vytautas Pareigis, who sadly passed away early april 2013 when reading gull rings.

Hope to see more Lithuanian gulls this winter.      

Black-headea gull - yellow PE87 - Lithuania

Monday, 2 December 2013

Kolring team in the Leczyca garbage dump

Leczyca is one of the best garbage dump (no segregation of garbage until 2015) to gull watching in West Pomerania. This winter we also start colourringing gulls using a big live trap.

01.12.2013 just 2 hours in Leczyca 

Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) - 3 imm.
Common Gull (Larus canus) - 1 imm, 1 2cy

Common gull - 2cy (second winter)

Caspian gull (Larus cachinnans) - yellow HC229 - Germany
Caspian gull (Larus cachinnans) - yellow PNKN - Poland

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Peregrine Falcon webcam in Poland

There are only a few well-know Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) nests in Poland. You can find a life previev of them going Peregrine Project Poland website or just click one of the nest here.

See also results of Peregrine Falcon satellite telemetry at

Thursday, 28 February 2013

Rythms of Nature in the Barycz Valley

I have found really nice movie about the Polish Barycz Valley by Artur Homan. There is nothing about bird ringing, but still worth a look. See how amazing and beautiful our nature is.  

Rythms of Nature... in the Barycz Valley from Fundacja EkoRozwoju on Vimeo.

Friday, 15 February 2013

The White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla)

I've got this great photo of adult White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) from the nature photographers Andrzej Adamczewski and Piotrek Zientek. Recently they took some greats pictures of raptores near Mysliborz. One of them had a cr-ring. What's interesting the bird was ringed as chick in the East of Poland (500 km distance) on 2009. Please check more Andrzej's pictures at his website 

The distribution of Polish cr-ringed eagles can be seen on the map below (green - recovery, red cross - found dead). Source and more information about this project:


Thursday, 7 February 2013

Darvic Black-headed Gulls migration

Every month i get a new recovery of my darvic Black-headed gulls which were ringed in the West Pomerania Province in Poland. This research become more and more interesting. Hope to write a publication about it in nearly future, but right now see these two birds.

Both of gulls were caught in winter time as 2cy.

T24N - north-south migrant
- caught in Stargard (Poland)
- wintering area beetwen Świdnica (Poland), Vienna (Austria), Cracow (Poland)
- breeding ? probably somewhere in the south

T42N - east-west migrant
- caught in Świnoujście (Poland)
-  wintering in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
- breeding near Riga (Latvia)