21 October 2012

Lesser Crested Tern – Ringing Recovery

We have just received details of another ringing recovery of a Lesser Crested tern from Bahrain. This recorded fits in nicely with the other tern ringing recoveries we have had, where birds tend to move to India in an east-south-east direction, with one going all the way to Sri Lanka. We have had six ringing recoveries from the terns we have ringed with the following numbers of birds ringed on Al Jarim Island south and middle.

White-cheeked Tern – 674
Bridled Tern – 1173
Lesser Crested Tern - 3845
As we have ringed so many Lesser Crested Terns it is not surprising that four of the six recoveries have been on this species with two Bridled Terns also recovered. Full details of all these ringing recoveries can be found under the ringing tab at the top of the website.

Lesser Crested Tern
Ring Number: DE64753
Ringing date: 22-Jun-2012
Ringing Place: Al Jarim Island South, Bahrain, Bahrain & Qatar (Co-ords: 26deg 23min N 50deg 28min E) 
Age: Pullus
Ringer: B Kavanagh, 4736
Finding date: 10-September-2012
Finding Place: Golvad, Maharastra, India (Co-ords: 20deg 5min N  72deg 43min E) 
Finding Condition: Dead – tideline corpse
Duration: 80 days
Distance: 2376 km
Direction: 108 deg (ESE)
Finder: Divyesh Desai, 401702, India