Sunday, 20 September 2015

Whitehouse Part II

I mentioned in the recent post about the colour-ringed Oystercatcher that there had been a number of other colour-ringed birds seen at Whitehouse Lagoon recently (see here).

I'm still waiting to hear back confirmation on an Icelandic colour-ringed Black-tailed Godwit and another of Ewan's colour-ringed Sandwich Terns from NE Scotland (he's off on the other side of the world at the minute!).

As well as these, I also recorded one of our colour-ringed Black-headed Gulls and Gareth visited today, getting yet another bird. 

The bird I saw was 2AFF, which had originally been ringed on Mew Island, Copeland Islands and has been recorded once before, also at Whitehouse (see here).

Gareth's bird was a "first". 2ALP had been ringed on Blue Circle Island in 2013 (see here) and this is the first re-sighting of it since ringing. Wonder were it has been since, but I'm guessing it has traveled further than the 20km between Larne Lough and Whitehouse Lagoon!

Photo by Gareth Platt

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