Small movement into our area of both these species so far this autumn but one of each is colour ringed. The juvenile Curlew Sandpiper with red on the left and Yellow on the right leg with letters ECC was sighted on the Allen Pool Leighton Moss RSPB Reserve on September 6th it had been ringed just four days previously at Revtangen Norway having been caught in a walk in trap. It had moved a distance of 720 km SW in the four days. Rather like the Norwegian name Tundrasnip!
The Little Stint was at Leighton Moss on September 9th and is still there today(11th) it also has a red colour ring on the left and yellow on the right with letters engraved but to date we have been unable to read these. However we do know that this juvenile has also been ringed at Revtangen obviously this autumn.
Thanks to Keith Kellet for the sightings and to Kjell Mork Soot for the ringing information.