Sunday, 8 September 2013

Red tag, Peeee something 11, bloody 'ell......

Went down to the Hayle estuary this afternoon to look for colour-ringed birds. Quite unsuccessful again.

Got onto one Black-headed Gull carrying a red darvic ring, first letter P then a bit of mud then 11. Trying to decipher the muddy bit when predictably the bird flew off after disturbance from one of the loudest tractors I have heard. Put up all the gulls on the estuary. I hope he broke down. Despite another half hour of searching it couldn't be re-located. As far as I know it's a Polish bird.

Other ringed birds down there were 2 Black-headed's and 1 Med Gull all carrying silver leg rings, no details acquired.

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