15 June 2009

Finnish Turnstone in Suffolk

Its not exceptional for us to receive a record of a Finnish-ringed Turnstone (this is the ninth in 100 years!) but one with photos is always nice.


This bird was ringed as a chick on 29 June 2008 Hamina in southern Finland, right at the southern edge of their world range. Just 49 days later it was seen, and had its ring read, at Orfordness on the Suffolk coast - 1,835 km from Hamina.

Thanks to Dave Cranshaw for the photo and to Landguard Ringing Group for letting us know.

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