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Researched bird ring
« on: February 12, 2020, 05:13:50 PM »
Found a bird ring with inform brit museum london sw7 written on it so contacted the British trust for ornithology who got back to me that it had been a herring gull ringed on the isle of may on the 22nd april 1958. It was found 25 km away from the isle of may.


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Re: Researched bird ring
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2020, 06:42:40 PM »
I always find these sort of posts fascinating.  Well done!
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Re: Researched bird ring
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2020, 08:10:54 PM »
I find it fascinating too. Well done Bruno on finding all about it. 👍


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Re: Researched bird ring
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2020, 08:32:56 PM »
Very interesting  :) Makes a change from hammies  :laugh:
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Re: Researched bird ring
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2020, 07:31:06 PM »
Hi Bruno,
an interesting tale as I had a very similar experience. I found a dead robin redbreast in a chicken shed in Fife in the early 80s with a very similar ring with similar info on it to contact the British Museum. They replied back eventually, saying the bird had been tagged and released away up in the Black Isles, north of Inverness, the previous year. This bird flown all the way south to Fife and had been fighting with another couple of robins over a few days. I came in one day to find it dead on the shed floor. Turns out they are very aggressive and will kill others for territory.

The BM were really pleased to get the ring back to add to their data.