01 October 2011

Bahrain - Lesser Crested Tern Ringing Recovery

I went ringing in Bahrain with Abdulla yesterday afternnoon in the hope of catching some Wheatears - details of the ringing trip will be posted later due to lack of time at present.

Here is a ringing recovery that Brendan had of a Lesser Crested Tern he ringed as a chick in Bahrain in 2009 on the same islands where we ringed hundreds of chicks this year see details for this years ringing of Lesser Crested Tern in Bahrain here. Thanks to Brendan for allowing me permission to put the details on my website.

Lesser Crested Tern
Ring Number: DE12827
Ringing date: 19-Jun-2009
Ringing Place: Al Jarim Island South, near Bahrain, Bahrain & Qatar (Co-ords: 26deg 23min N  50deg 28min E) 
Age: Pullus
Ringer: B Kavanagh, 4736
Finding date: 24-May-2011
Finding Place: Jaffna, Sri Lanka (Co-ords: 9deg 40min N  80deg 0min E) 
Finding Condition: Bird found dead
Duration: 704 days
Distance: 3620 km
Direction: 121 deg (ESE)
Finder: Dr Tharaka Prasad