NLRG was formed in 1957 to help in the study of birds in the Lancaster and District Birdwatching Society area. There are currently 12 active ringers. Species currently being studied include: Pied Flycatcher, Bearded Tit, Sand Martin, Twite, Goosander, Oystercatcher and Grey Wagtail. Migration has been studied for 28 years at Heysham. We welcome anyone who wants to observe, help or perhaps wish to become a ringer. Photo: A Heysham-ringed Twite on the Mull of Kintyre (thanks to Eddie Maguire)

Sunday, 31 March 2013

Colour Ringed Avocet Returns

The colour ringed Avocet which bred on the Allen Pool at Leighton Moss RSPB Reserve last year has returned this week. It was originally ringed as a nestling at Bas Boulais Saint-Molf France on 30th June 2008. It spent its first winter quite close to the ringing site. In 2009 it was sighted from the 2nd of April  to 21 December  again within the same area.  In 2010 it also occurred in the same area from 4th March to 22nd of December. It was not sighted at all in 2011 but arrived at the Allen Pool in late March 2012 and bred successfully rearing three young. We have been in contact with the ringer in France and hope to get further details of any recent sightings.
Thanks to Brian Howson for the photograph.


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