(Photograph by Richard Porter)
Sunday, 9 June 2013
9th of June: Rings, chicks and a large sausage!
A few weeks ago we found a ringed Sandwich Tern on the Point. It turns out that it was ringed as an adult in July 1998 in Teesside (Northeast England). This means it was born in 1996 or earlier, as Sandwich Terns do not migrate north to breed until their second year. So this tern was at least 17 years old.