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Recent colour ring sightings and ringing recoveries

MisterT

Always Birding
News of another island-hopping House Sparrow found by @Bruce this time on Vatersay!

P58 was originally ringed here in Askernish on 14-August-2018 as juvenile has not seen until now (13-January-2022) in Vatersay township, a distance of 30km and a duration of 3 years 152 days. The only other sighting on Vatersay was on 19-October-2019 when a bird was also reported from Vatersay township, but the ring number was not seen. Could it have been the same bird?

HOUSP P58 Askernish - Vatersay.JPG
 

Hawkeye

Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Yet another island-hopping House Sparrow was found in Askernish, this time a juvenile female ringed at Brevig, Barra on 21-October-2021 was retrapped here today (20-January-2022), and a colour ring (E38) added.

spuggy brevig - askernish.JPG
 
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