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, 10 January 2010

Historic colour ring sightings

This appears to be turning into a colour ring sighting blog! Recently I have been asked to trace some old sightings of birds from Seaforth. One stands out as worth posting on a blog. A colour ringed Turnstone was seen at Seaforth on the 24th August 2001. After 3061 days of the record being unresolved the Turnstone history was resolved - it was ring just 24 days before in Alert, Canada (82 degrees North).

As always I'm always happy to try and sort out unresolved sight records of waders in the area.

Many thanks to Steve White and Guy Morrison for the details of this bird.


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