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)