Thursday, 16 December 2010

Our Colour-ringed Osprey

From mid September our Estuary was graced with a splendid juvenile Osprey (click HERE for my first post on it). We soon noticed it was colour-ringed (see HERE), though finding out where it had come from wasn't as easy! Scotland was soon eliminated and Sweden became the favourite, but they passed me on to their Norwegian neighbours. Anyway, yesterday I finally heard back from the Norwegian ringing authorities...

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So it was ringed less than two months before it appeared on the Axe Estuary, about 1,066 miles away - incredible! So although we thought we were 'home' for this Osprey, its actual home was here...

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It was worth the wait to find that one out! :-)

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