|Ring Colours - White over Green & White over Red - no Metal ?|
The identification rings looked bright maybe new?
I have revised my post and added this zoomed photo. I can't see a metal ID ring? only colour rings?
Originally I was confused by this as all the colour ringed Starlings and Wheatears on Fair Isle have a 4 ring system with 1 ring being metal 3 coloured. So I assumed the white ring in shadow was white grey aluminium? after a comments from viewer of this post I looked at this photo more closely with both legs out of shadows and It does not seem to have a metal ID ring in this photo?
The ringer's comment below suggest the Sanderling metal ID ring is on the thigh (tibia) totally unseen in photos. plus the bird has lost a green flag ring somewhere over the past 4 years?
Originally ringed in Sandgerdi SW Iceland - May 21 2007 here is a link the Sanderling Project.
|Sanderling... Where oh where did you come from? |
With Last nights Storm Who Knows? North America? Siberia? North Ronaldsay?
|Purple Sandpipers! more than I have ever seen 25 to 30 of them on the South Harbour Beach.|