Last week when I was up with the Eastern Black Redstart I photographed a rock pipit with a coloured ring on one leg and a metal ring on the other:
|Rock Pipit AHP|
I now have the details back from Norway:
Ring no : Stavanger 8E28148
Colour-ring: AHP ( Left tarsus : metal. Right tarsus yellow ring engraved with three black letters ).
Age/sex: M2K+ (male, hatched 2010 or before).
Ringing date: 12.08.2011, 19 hrs.
Ringing place: Makkevika (Giske Ornithological Station) (62.30N-06.02E), Giske, Møre & Romsdal, NORWAY.
Ringer: Petter Birger Folkestad
Remarks: Caught in walk-in trap. Wing 93 mm. Weight 24,8 g.
Finding date : 13.11.2011
Observed and photographed (distinct photo) : Palm Bay (51.23N-01.25E) Margate, Kent, ENGLAND.
Distance 1266 km SSW. Direction: 195 deg. Time : 0-3-1 (3 months , 1 day)
If you notice any errors in the information, please inform us about your corrections.
This information will be sent to Ringing Centre, Stavanger Museum, Norway and Ringing Centre, London, UK.
The returns from metal rings are so low I wonder why anyone bothers with these anymore - colour rings seem to generate a lot more info.