26 May 2009

London buses (and LRPs)

We were pleasantly surprised to receive photos in April of a ringed Little Ringed Plover (on the blog here), as its rare to manage to pin these birds down. But just today we heard of another bird, this time in Hampshire.

This bird, seen at Blashford Lakes, hadn't come quite as far, having been ringed as a chick just up the road near Ringwood. This was back in May 2004 though, making this bird 5 years old now. The oldest LRP we know of in Europe only made it to 6 years and 8 months (another British bird), so this is getting close!

Thanks to Steve Copsey for the photos (see his blog here), and to all the birders who managed to piece together the ring number.

1 comment:

  1. Chris Jones, Grampian Ringing Group28 May 2009 at 09:26

    See http://www.birdguides.com/picture?f=207432 for a picture of another 5-year old LRP