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July 28th ROSE-COLOURED STARLING East Challow...6th Garganey Appleford GPs...Quail Segsbury...June 23rd 3 Quail Crog Hill...16th Garganey Farmoor Reservoir...May 18th HOOPOE Twyford...14th RED-FOOTED FALCON Piddington...Curlew Sandpiper Farmoor Reservoir...

Saturday, 28 April 2012

Ringed Black-necked Grebe - the challenge

One of the Farmoor Res male birds has a large bright metal ring on its right leg. When it preens or dives the ring becomes visible. I am sure that the numerous Photographers might already have or be able to obtain enough of a freeze frame picture to ID the origin of the ring to a national ringing Scheme at the very least. Possibly even get enough of the number/code to ID the actual individual bird/ringing location. This presumably will be the nesting site as I would assume they are mainly ringed as 'pullus' on the nest (cannot imagine many are caught in mist nets!). So is the bird Scottish, Swedish or another ? who knows....

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