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Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Colour-ringed Sanderlings

On the 6th September there were a minimum of 3 colour-ringed Sanderlings at Crymlyn Burrows beach. Incredibly they all came close enough to frame in one photo, but unfortunately I wasn't able to get the full details of the sleeping bird. The other two I did get.

Front left is G2YYWG was ringed in May 2011 in Iceland. The only places this bird has been recorded away from Iceland is North Uist in May 2012 [D. Winnard] and Crymlyn Burrows in May 2013 [M. Hipkin, R. Jones] & September 2014 [M. Hipkin].

Rear right is G3WGBR was ringed in May 2013 in Iceland. Subsequently this bird was seen at Kenfig Rivermouth in September 2013 [R.E. Thomas], then a couple of times in Iceland in May 2014 and Crymlyn Burrows in September 2014 [M. Hipkin]

1 comment:

AJ ( WestCross) said...

Mark.. That's a proper photo.. Top marks mate