There have been quite a few colour-ringed birds which passes the time trying to read them. All Black-headed Gulls and LBB Gulls, but also an Oystercatcher on the 31st, which was obviously a new bird that day and a new species for me wearing colour rings. These are details of the recent ringed birds:
18th July: BHG (juv) black R63U - ringed at Oye Plage, Le Platier, Pas-de-Calais, France on 5th June 2012
26th July: BHG (2cy) black R34A - ringed at Oye Plage, Le Platier, Pas-de-Calais, France on 7th June 2011
31st July: Oystercatcher white + white//limelime - ringed on 31st December 2007 at Hamble Point, Southampton Water, Hampshire as an adult
1st August: LBBG (ad) blue D.FAC - ringed as a juvenile female at Europoort, Netherlands on 18th June 1993. Regular breeder at Zeebrugge, Belguim, only recorded away from this site twice - in Mayenne, France 8th Feb 2008 and at LMGP today.
1st August: LBBG (ad) orange AN3T - http://www.ntgg.org.uk/cgi-bin/map.cgi?p=recmap&t=r&r=FA39778
In addition to these, a BHG with white T64H looks to be a Polish ringed bird - details awaited and a LBBG with white WO (red) above the left knee and black above the right knee is probably a dutch ringed bird - details awaited.
|Recent YL Gull|
|The CR Oyc|
|LBBG white WO (red)|