Spring 2017 Wader Recoveries

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MisterT

Always Birding
Feb 6, 2017
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Every year the Highland Ringing Group visit our islands in May and taget the waders that are passing through on spring migration. The following recoveries/sightings are of birds encountered during this years (2017) trip. Our thanks to High Insley for providing the information.

The first bird is a Sanderling ringed as a chick in Greenland. Recoveries from Greenland are very scarce for obvious reasons, but with Jeroen Reneerkens now visiting more regularly, there may be more in the future

DKC 8224113 Sanderling
2016-07-15 capture - Karupelv valley, Traill island, Northeast Greenland
2017-05-11 observation - Ardivachar, South Uist, Scotland 1838 Km 328 days (See map)


Two Sanderling ringed in Iceland on the same day at the same location were both seen during the winter in France in relatively nearby locations and then both encountered on the same day at Ardivachar!

ISR 897791 Sanderling
2016-05-22 capture - Sandgerdi, Gullbringusýsla, Iceland
2016-12-10 observation - La Grande Plage de Penthièvre, Morbihan, France
2017-01-06 observation - Beach La Guérite 56340 Plouharnel France
2017-01-19 observation - La Grande Plage de Penthièvre, Morbihan, France
2017-01-28 observation - La Grande Plage de Penthièvre, Morbihan, France 2148 Km
2017-05-11 observation - Ardivachar, South Uist, Scotland 1108 Km 354 days (See map)

ISR 8109550
Sanderling
2016-05-22 capture - Sandgerdi, Gullbringusýsla, Iceland
2016-09-15 observation - Plage des sables blancs / Concarneau, France
2016-12-17 observation - Pointe de Mousterlin / Fouesnant, France
2017-02-23 observation - Pointe de Mousterlin, France
2017-02-23 observation - Fouesnant, Pointe de Mousterlin, France
2017-02-25 observation - Pointe de Mousterlin / Fouesnant, France
2017-04-22 observation - Pointe de Mousterlin / Fouesnant, France
2017-04-25 observation - Pointe de Mousterlin / Fouesnant, France 2417 Km
2017-05-07 observation - Ardivachar, South Uist, Scotland
2017-05-11 observation - Ardivachar, South Uist, Scotland 1108 days 354 days (See map)


Another Sanderling, ringed in the same location six years previously as the others was also seen at Ardivachar indicating that our islands are an important stop-over point for this population of Sanderling

ISR 895919 Sanderling
2011-05-10 capture - Sandgerdi, Gullbringusýsla, Iceland
2011-05-20 observation - Gullbringu, Iceland
2012-05-25 observation - Sandgerdi, Gullbringusýsla, Iceland
2012-05-27 observation - Sandgerdi, Gullbringusýsla, Iceland
2016-05-26 observation - Háubakkar south of Grjótnes, NE Iceland
2017-05-11 observation - Ardivachar, South Uist, Scotland 1108 Km 2192 days (See map)