Monday, 18 July 2011

One night two controls!

Before going up to the Mt. Hermon ringing session, I made the correct decision and visited Atlit. The catch included 59 Common Terns, 12 Little Terns, 2 White-winged Terns and 1 Redshank. Two of the Common Terns were controls, one from Lithuania and another from Germany! This is an amazing incident in Israeli standards. The potential distance from the ringing sites might be 2500-3000 km; I was never aware of such early autumn migration of Common Terns. I am eagerly waiting for the answers from Lithuania and Germany, but I'm sure they will be interesting.
Two foreign rings in one ringing session - it's a first for me!
Thanks to Yotam, Rea, Gilad, Avishai and Yohay.

White-winged Tern