Wednesday, 25 February 2015

AHA, 3 Norwegians!

Had a batch of recoveries from BTO headquarters today including the details of the 3 Norwegian-ringed Dunlin we caught at Ynyslas back in September. 

Two of the birds were ringed at The Makkevika Bird Reserve near Giske, 1,262 kms from Ynyslas, and had been ringed 18 and 44 days previously. The third bird had travelled 917kms from Revtangen, Klepp in just 8 days. It weighed 42 grams when originally caught but, not unsurprisingly, only 35.3 grams when it was retrapped.

This autumn saw a larger than normal number of Dunlin ringed at Ynyslas, just short of 500 in fact, so maybe it was a very productive breeding season - well that's My Take on It!

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