Monday, 21 March 2011


The female nasal banded Pintail that was at Rainton Meadows on Friday (18th of March) just gone ? Well John Bridges sent of the details on the bird and here they are:

Anas acuta, white F26
ringing place: A Lanzada, Complexo Intermareal Umia O Grove Nature Reserve, 

Pontevedra Galicia NW Spain 42 30N 08 52 W
metal ring: 6118143 sex: female age: 3
tarsus: 40.1


So she's a Spanish bird and is 3 years old, super! Not so super is the way in which the duck was ringed 
(nasal banding) but I am not here to rant about my views on nasal banding in this blog post.

(Pintail - Rainton Meadows DWT -  © John Bridges)

(Pintail male and female - Andrew Kinghorn)

Until next time, Foghorn out!

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