Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Back home

After a one week journey to the IGM in Scotland I'm now back home. The week has been fantastic with a lot of nice birds, people and talks! Three Glaucous Gulls and four Iceland Gulls are some of the gulls seen. Photos will start to come up tomorrow!

Several thousands of Pink-footed Geese. Lots of Purple Sandpipers, Redshanks, Turnstones and Shags is also fun as well as Stonechats.
Razorbills, Guillemots, Fulmars and Gannets occupied the sea.

For a Swede like me I also met the spring over there! Singing Song Thrushes, Dunnocks, Skylarks and so on. Quite a lot of yarelli Wagtails is also very enjoyable!

I stayed at the absolutely lovely Carrick Guest House in Peterhead. Very affordable and the couple who runs it were very kind! If you are interested in staying there I've put the contact info below:

16 Merchant Street
AB42 1DU
tel: 01779 470610
fax: 01779 470610

Monday, March 2, 2009

Ringed GBbG JA274

On the 1st of March a colour-ringed Great Black-backed Gull stood on a pier in the harbour of Peterhead, Scotland. JA274 the white code on the black ring said. A couple of minutes after signing in to the new gull ringing homesite of Norway I could see the history of the bird. It was ringed by Morten Helberg in Mandal, Norway on the 28th of June 2008.

If you see a colour-ringed gull you believe is norwegian, sign in to and get the history right away!

Press here to see the ringing place and Peterhead on a map.