Monday, April 29, 2013

British Oystercatcher

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.

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