Wednesday, 18 January 2012

CR Shag

Just had a nice email from Hannah Grist (thanks for the direct mail Steve) about the colour-ringed Shag I had saw last week at Blyth South Harbour. A quick cut and paste and...

"She was ringed last year (13th May) on the Isle of May as an adult when she bred there for the first time, so we don't know exactly how old she is or where she comes from. It is unusual to have a bird turn up and breed from elsewhere, as about 97% are philopatric, in that they return to the colony where they were hatched to breed themselves. She hasn't been seen since"

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