Saturday, 13 August 2011

An Oystercatcher recovery

A further insight into the origin of some of the Oystercatchers that gather at Hilbre in the winter was gained when an Oystercatcher was found freshly dead at Hilbre on 12th December 2010. Details have now been received that it was ringed as a nestling on 2nd July 2003 at Mjelde, Tromso, Troms, Norway. This is in the very northern part of Norway well inside the Arctic circle. Such recoveries help to build up a picture of the birds that spend time in the Dee. (DB)

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