Sunday 29 May 2011

Colour-ringed Spoonbill

Two very brief visits to Druridge all weekend, and not because of the drink either!

Other things have prevented me getting down to the patch. These include twitching (terek sandpiper), ringing (Ellington Pond), farm surveying and gardening, and tomorrow I'm at the County Show with work all day....

I caught the last hour of daylight at Druridge this evening, the three spoonbills were still on the Budge field, in front of the little hide and .......they weren't asleep.....not at all.....any of them! They even flew a short way and one appeared to be colour ringed, Brian Bullough's blog confirms my brief sighting. Brian's photo's aren't enough to get a sure result and the cr birding website isn't much help without more detail.

So, has anyone out there seen more on these colour rings? I would love to find out where it has come from.


The Liverbirder said...

Try this:

Bird photographed at Saltholme recently and 'wearing'the rings I saw on one of your patch's Three Amigos yesterday.

Also see:

Post #7053 and thereafter.

Northumbrian Birding said...

Hi Ian, Apparently MH has some good digi shots of the ring combination, I tried but the water just a bit too deep , what a great sight though .

PCF said...

MH's photos and details of the bird are on the NTBC websie in Photos 2011

Ipin said...

MSH has come up trumps - nice one