19 January 2011

Cormorants two favourite places

While out birdwatching David Heath spotted a colour ringed Cormorant at Waterbeach Gravel Pits, Cambridgeshire and was amazed by its history.

Green HLF was ringed as a chick at Inverbervie, Aberdeenshire on 25 July 2009 and was next seen at Waterbeach Gravel Pits in March 2010, which is a good movement of 530km. Interestingly this bird was then resighted at Inverbervie as a non-breeding bird in June and July 2010. I was then seen again back at Waterbeach Gravel Pits on 16 Jan 2011.

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Its very interesting to see if this bird is so site faithful in the future.

Thanks to David Heath and Mark Grantham for letting us know.

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