December 18th 2012
Sanderlings with coloured rings!
On the 18th I got the tides wrong and my trip to Merrion Gates coincided with a very high tide, so couldn't get to the gulls. The day wasn't wasted as I photographed three coloured ringed sanderlings
|Sanderling + G2RWGR|
http://www.waderstudygroup.org/res/project/sand-colrings-en.php . The code starts with the colour and location of the Flag. In the photo above it is Green, Location 2 Left leg above the knee, Then left leg top down Red, White. Then right leg top down Green Red. G2RWGR. If you find this too much, send them a photo!
All three were ringed in Iceland in 2011 and have been well reported by some very diligent Irish birders.