Last night (22-23/08) I had another tern ringing session at Atlit saltpans. The catch included 29 Common Terns, 5 Little Terns, 1 Whiskered Tern (first to me in the hand), 1 Greenshank and 1 Kingfisher. One of the Little Terns was an ancient control; B-83037 was ringed as pullus at the same site in July 1994 (17 years!).
|Oldest Little Tern - winter plumage|
|Ancient and worn ring|
|Greenshank - active moult|
On Sunday (21/08), I caught my first Bran Swallows to autumn at Tzor'a Valley - hopefully many more will follow.