Wednesday, 17 March 2010
This great picture was taken on 9 March at Santa Cristina Beach, Oleiros, A Coruña, NW Spain by Fernando Pereirasn de la Cal. It's a bird from the Sands of Forvie colony rung as a chick in 2008.
Each year we assist Alistair Smith in ringing a proportion of chicks with a year class code to determine fledging success and subsequent survival and site fidelity. This will probably be a bird on its way back to the colony for the first time.
Thanks again to Fernando for taking the picture and sending it on.