Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Ringed Coot.

Photograph. Nigel Climpson

Hi Trevor
There is a colour ringed Coot at PBP. Left leg: Green over green. Right leg: Pink over metal.
I have attached a photograph taken yesterday.
I contacted the ringer and passed on the details.
He responded with the following. The bird (GR25118) was ringed 26 days ago at Southport Marine Lake, Lancashire and thus has travelled 384km. The project has been running for one year, and some 900 Coots have been ringed. This is so far the most distant sighting.
I have also attached for your info some details of the project that he sent.
The bird was still present (with some 50 others) this afternoon.

All very interesting
Thanks for the information Nigel.
Now the strange thing is ...I was looking on the guys blog this evening and left him a comment so I was half expecting a report from you.
We do have a large number of Coots on the Pool at the moment so maybe we all better start having a second look at them.
Well done finding it and getting the history.
The guys blog said he thought they may be heading to France.
Interesting stuff indeed.


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