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Monday, 18 April 2016

Kentish Plover at Sker Point


Phil B said...

Should be able to trace its origin with all that bling! Look forward to hearing more.

Barry Stewart said...

Excellent find Neil - yes it will be very interesting to discover its life history. Seems unlikely but the ring combo seems to suggest it might be from the Ukraine scheme?! Hopefully the rings were seen more clearly in the field.

Neil Donaghy said...

wow - that would be amazing Phil/Barry. I've tried to set the ball rolling regarding the birds origin but there doesn't seem to be much info out there. Will post as and when I hear anything but the combo was as the photo - blue flag and blue colour ring on right leg with green over black rings on the left.

Barry Stewart said...

I'm not sure if it's a flag - looks suspiciously like a loose colour-ring to me. There's almost certainly going to be ring on the left tibia too, possibly the metal ring? Best if you send a pic or link to all the KP scheme organisers