Finally, after four years of tern ringing, came the first sign from the African wintering quarters, but in a less expected way. On Wednesday (16/4) we started the season with first ringing session. We captured 93 birds: 3 Slender-billed Gulls, 12 Black-headed Gulls, 5 Little Terns and 73 Common Terns. One of the Common Terns was a control from South Africa with the ring SAFRING UNIV CAPETOWN SA CV-51330! The bird was ringed on the East Coast of South Africa, Port Alfred, 7,387 km, in October 2010, by Tony Tree.
Thanks to Inbal for her help that night and to Tony for sharing the ringing data.