Sunday, July 16, 2006

The Shotton Common Tern colony

Merseyside Ringing Group are custodians of the Common Tern colony at Shotton. In 2003 815 chicks were ringed. In 2004 this fell to 740 but, I have just heard, that this year they have ringed an massive 1032 - a record - which may go a little higher before the end of the year. Posted is a chick just about big enough to ring. Notice the small white egg tooth at the end of the bill.


Blogger drbob said...

The number ringed has now risen to over 1100

7:13 PM  

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