Thursday, 18 April 2013

Dunlins North and South

In a recent batch of recoveries from BTO headquarters we were notified of a Dunlin ringed at Ynyslas on 16th September last year which had been controlled by Dutch ringers at Ebeik Aiznay, Mauritania on 13th December 2012 - 3,776 kms distant 88 days later. This is the first African recovery of nearly 2,000 Dunlins we have ringed in Wales over the past 25 years so quite exciting.

 Interestingly I then go and catch a colour-ringed bird at Llanrhystud that was wearing a Swedish ring and is probably from a long-running study of the rare race of Dunlin found in the Baltic. I will obviously post details when they come through.

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