Tuesday, 9 October 2007

Colour-ringed Spoonbills

Can you help the BTO to track Spoonbills in the UK?

Colour-ringed Spoonbills: It is expected that some of the Spoonbills in the southwest at the moment will be colour-ringed. The bird currently on the Hayle Estuary, Cornwall, was ringed in the nest in Holland in June 2006, and was also seen on the River Taw, Devon, from 10 to 23 October 2006. These birds have a coloured ring on each leg carrying a two-digit code, and anyone seeing one of these birds should report it at www.ring.ac or by email to colour.ringing@bto.org