Last night, Monday 19th May, we had one of our most interesting colour-ring re-sightings to date. Its the first Dublin Bay Birds Project colour-ringed Redshank that has been re-sighted outside of Ireland. In an extraordinary coincidence, the bird (colour-ring BH) was spotted by BirdWatch Ireland's very own Olivia Crowe whilst over in Iceland on a Knot ringing expedition, which is co-ordinated by Jim Wilson as part of The International Wader Study Group.
The team was out late Monday evening attempting a cannon-net catch on a flock of 9,000 Knot in Iceland's westerns fjords, when BH was spotted with nine other unringed Redshanks.
|Redshank BH - ringing site (Dublin Bay) to re-sighting location |
(Iceland's western fjords). Roughly 1,700 km!
We ringed BH on the 1st February this year at Sandymount Strand in Dublin, and hadn't had any re-sightings until this report from Dyrafjorour in Iceland late last night.
|Redshank BH - re-sighting location, Dyrafjorour, Iceland. Olivia Crowe.|
Remember that all re-sightings are hugely valuable us, so please keep them coming in. You can submit your records HERE.