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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Mick Whitelocks Redcar Tarn and the Ogden leg ringed BHG

                                                 The Ogden BHG with leg ring
                                                   Plenty Golden Plover
                       4 photos courtesy Mick Whitelock

Many thanks to Mick Whitelock for sending in these photos from Redcar Tarn, Keighley showing
the Goldies there and when I enlarged the top pic I noticed the ring on the Black Headed gulls left leg, possibly the Ogden bird although on a closer look the right leg silver ring is above the knee joint so possibly a different bird unless the ring can move over the joint ?
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5 comments:

Denise said...

Looks like a different bird, Brian. I checked my pictures and the Ogden bird had the rings on the opposite legs. I don't think the metal rings are meant to cross the joint.

Brian Sumner . said...

Thats right Denise, havent seen one with a ring above the joint before.

Meg Ghyll said...

I believe in some European countries it is common practice to ring above rather than below the knee. A lot of French and Spanish waders are ringed "over the knee" for instance.

Meg Ghyll said...

I don't live so far from Redcar, I'd heard it was a popular spot for Golden Plover, need to go check them out! Had some great sightings there.

Meg Ghyll said...

One last note, it looks like there's a Darvic ring on the other, far easier to read in the field. I wonder if Mick has more pics to find the exact number?