Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Old Little Tern

Last night I did another tern ringing session at Atlit. Only 10 birds got caught until 01:00, so I decided to close the nets early. The catch included 7 Common Terns, 2 new Little Terns and another old recapture Little Tern, B-85324. It was ringed as pullus at the same site in the first week of July 1995. Most likely this bird was ringed when it was about 15 days old, so today is her 16th birthday!
Thanks to Francis and Elon for their help.