Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Answer from Poland

I received an answer from the Polish Ringing Center about their HN-45088 Common Tern, caught on 6th May at Atlit salt pans. This bird was ringed as pullus in summer 2008 near Warsaw by A. Olszewski. The distance between the ringing site in Poland and the recapture site in Israel is 2464 km (see map). This is the first Polish control of Common Tern in Israel, and only second spring control, the other was from Ukraine (1984). I fitted this bird with a white plastic ring with black code I76 and I hope it will be resighted again in Poland or perhaps in winter in Africa.