03 April 2013

Colour-ringed Sandwich Tern

Rein Part sent me some images of Sandwich Terns at Whiteford Point taken yesterday, including one that was colour-ringed. Unfortunately the code can't be read clearly, so on the off-chance these birds stick around it would be very useful if someone could record the ring details.
Other spring migrants worth looking out for at present are Wheatears, which seem in good supply; Ring Ouzels, seen at four site on or near the coast in the last week or so; and of course Sand Martins and Chiffchaffs, with a good selection of scattered records of these early returners. Hopefully as the weather warms up we'll see a much bigger influx. For first arrival dates in East and West Glamorgan check out this LINK

No comments: