Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Another successful night at Atlit

Last night (22-23/08) I had another tern ringing session at Atlit saltpans. The catch included 29 Common Terns, 5 Little Terns, 1 Whiskered Tern (first to me in the hand), 1 Greenshank and 1 Kingfisher. One of the Little Terns was an ancient control; B-83037 was ringed as pullus at the same site in July 1994 (17 years!).

Oldest Little Tern - winter plumage

Ancient and worn ring

Whiskered Tern


Greenshank - active moult

On Sunday (21/08), I caught my first Bran Swallows to autumn at Tzor'a Valley - hopefully many more will follow.

Barn Swallow