Colour rings in Belgium (mainly gulls), plus other wildlife (birds, insects, plants, ...)
Monday, April 29, 2013
Today I was able to read my very first British-ringed Oystercatcher (metal ring), in Nieuwpoort. Few Herring gulls were around (only 1 colour ring and 2 metal ones, all known Belgian birds), but I was very happy to read a French Lesser black-backed gull, and 2 Greater black-backeds (Norwegian and Danish). These were all too distant to take decent pictures, so I only have one of the Oystercatcher.
Oystercatcher London FA50784 (the female). The male bird was a Belgian one, but unfortunately I was not able to read the code.