Monday, 1 October 2012

Colour-marked Ringed Plovers

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 Also of interest is flock size, and number of birds noted having flags (even if not read) and number of birds without flags.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Rob. I saw one 'flagged' bird amongst a flock of approx 30 on the east end of the Glan y Mor Elias 'spit' on Friday 28th Sept amongst a high tide roost. Unfortunately no telescope so couldnt read inscription, but pretty approachable. Didn't realise it had been marked so nearby!