SCAN Ringing Group has started a new project looking at turnover of waders on estuaries. They started this at the beginning of September with a catch of 90 ringed plover at Llanfairfechan spit.
All birds have a red colour ring on left tarsus, with orange flag on left tibia. The important detail is the 2 character inscription on the flag.
We are particularly interested in sightings - mainly around Llanfairfechan area during next 2 months. However I suspect many will disperse around Traeth Lafan through the winter so they may be seen at any ringed plover roost.
If sightings could be sent to Steve Dodd please: email email@example.com. Also of interest is flock size, and number of birds noted having flags (even if not read) and number of birds without flags.