Thursday, 13 March 2014

Ringed in May 2003 on the island of Texel, Holland. Our sighting of it at the Somone Lagoon is the first since it was ringed 11 years ago! 

White-fronted Plover

The tail projection beyond the wing tip is obvious here as it runs . But this often depends on the birds position as seen in the photo below, where tail and wing tip appears equal. 


Eurasian Curlew (orientalis)

Lesser Black-backed Gulls and a few Audouin's Gulls. It's easy to see how some Audouin's end up in NW Europe.

Subalpine Warbler

Black Scrub Robin



Danish ringed


Reared as a chick in a rehabilitation centre in Spain before being ringed on release.

Speckled Pigeons

Spur-winged Goose and Spur-winged Plover

Yellow-billed Kites scavenging at a restaurant

Juvenile male struggling to get a good grip

Lappet-faced Vulture