Sunday, 6 June 2010


Last weekend I went to Sutherland and met up with several other wader enthusiasts to catch and colour-ring greenshanks. This was a pilot study to test how readily we could catch adult and young birds. This proved to be successful and we marked eighteen birds with individual combinations of colour rings and metal BTO rings. One bird we caught was a control of a bird originally ringed at Montrose last autumn. More details should be posted on the Grampian Ringing Group blog site at

An adult greenshank with colour rings.

A brood of three greenshank chicks with colour rings.

The greenshank which was ringed at Montrose last autumn and breeding in Sutherland in 2010.

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