Scotland.

Sparrows

species: 
notes: 

White ring with a black 3 alpha-numeric code (on left tarsus) and metal ring (on right tarsus).

note 1: Code is a letter followed by 2 numbers eg A01.

note 2: Part of a BTO re-trapping adults for survival (RAS) study.

note 3: Scheme running since 2010 in the Askernish area of South Uist, Scotland.

note 4: Approximately 100 birds ringed per year.

note 5: Another scheme in Cornwall, England, uses same combination: http://www.cr-birding.org/node/1551
 

Ian Thompson,

Plovers

notes: 

Single dark blue ring (on right tibia) and 1 or 2 colour rings on left tarsus, no ring or 1 colour ring (on right tarsus) and metal ring (on left tibia).

note 1: Blue ring on right tibia is unique to this scheme

note 2: this project began in 1992 to compare the behaviour of two populations of common ringed plover ; one breeding on the river habitats of Strathspey in Central Highlands of Scotland and the other in coastal habitats at Achiltibuie in Wester Ross on the north-west coast of Scotland.

note 3: Colour rings normally combination of red, orange, yellow, white, pale green, green, pale blue, blue, black

Dr. Nigel E. Buxton, Westholm, Station Road, Newtonmore, Inverness-shire, PH20 1DH United Kingdom.

Plovers

notes: 

Single dark blue ring on right tibia, 1 or 2 colour rings on left tarsus, no ring or 1 colour ring on right tarsus and metal ring on left tibia.

note 1: Blue ring on right tibia is unique to this scheme

note 2: this project began in 1992 to compare the behaviour of two populations of common ringed plover ; one breeding on the river habitats of Strathspey in Central Highlands of Scotland and the other in coastal habitats at Achiltibuie in Wester Ross on the north-west coast of Scotland.

note 3: Colour rings normally combination of red, orange, yellow, white, pale green, green, pale blue, blue, black.

 

 

Dr. Nigel E. Buxton, Westholm, Station Road, Newtonmore, Inverness-shire, PH20 1DH United Kingdom.

Waders

notes: 

Combination of a coded ring and a c-ring :

* right tibia : red ring.

* right tarsus : orange ring with a black three alpha-numeric code (X01 - X99)

* right tarsus : metal ring.

note 1 : birds ringed as adult.

Tom Dougall, 38 Leamington Terrace, EH10 4JL Edinburgh, Scotland.

Waders

notes: 

Combination of a coded ring and a c-ring :

* left tarsus : metal ring.

* right tibia : orange ring.

* right tarsus : red ring with a white three alpha-numeric code (X01 - X99)

 

note 1 : birds ringed as pulli.

 

Tom Dougall, 38 Leamington Terrace, EH10 4JL Edinburgh, Scotland.

Plovers

notes: 

Combination of max. 4 c-rings (on left or right / tibia or tarsus).

note 1 : old project of which probably no birds are still alive.

Philip Whitfield, Uplands & Peatlands Brach, Scottish Heritage, 2/5,Anderson Place, Edinburgh EH6 5NP, United Kingdom.

Geese

species: 
notes: 

Dark-blue ring with a white two alpha code and a metal ring under the c-ring.

note 1 : Dark-blue rings with a two alpha-numeric code have already been used on Barnacle geese on > Gotland in 1992 and some smaller numbers in 1993-1996. Very few of these birds are still alive and there is no harm of overlap as these are two different populations.

note 2 : rings used on a UK population, Wales.

Gulls

notes: 

Combination of 3 rings.

note 1 : used stripes : Y/N/Y.

note 2 : birds ringed near Canna by lead ringer Bob Swann.

BTO Demography Team,

Gulls

notes: 

Combination of 4 rings.

note 1 : used colours : R , W , B , L , O , Y , S , N , G

note 2 : R above W above BTO-ring (on right leg).

note 3 : project started in 1991 but colony deserted in 2006.

note 4 : birds ringed of Fair Isle by lead ringer Deryk Shaw.

BTO Demography Team,

Gulls

notes: 

Combination of 3 of 4 c-rings and metal ring.

note 1 : used colours : Y , B , N , G , O , L , W.

note 2 : used stripes : B/O/B ; O/B/O ; O/W/O ; B/Y/B ; G/W/G.

note 3 : birds ringed on the Isle of May by lead ringer Mark Newell.

BTO Demography Team,

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