Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Dutch on the Deben . . . 
A very high tide late morning combined with stormy grey skies and broken sunshine tempted me down to the Deben estuary in Woodbridge this morning. I enjoyed photographing Turnstone at very close range and noted one bird sporting a metal ring, colour ring and coloured ring tag on its right leg! On closer inspection, and using my photographs I was able to read the metal ring number (Z044951) and tag (CCT) and see that the bird was from Holland! I have now forwarded on the details through the BTO website and look forward to learning more of this controlled individual in weeks to come.

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