10m+4f) at Buttermilk Hill, fed on hill for an hour then (9. Ring recoveries have shown that some Dotterel populations winter in specific areas. Porthgwarra – Dotterel at Porthgwarra. Lovely bird, the bright red orbital ring its most distinguishing feature. (2. Report a found ring In 100 years we’ve ringed 36 million birds, which have generated nearly 700,000 ‘recoveries’ (reports of dead birds or notable ‘live’ movements).

5m+4f) flew west over Trendrine Hill towards Zennor. Photograph by Ruth Walker. Ringed Dipper sitting on a branch. 5 males then located feeding on Buttermilk hill then flew off east over Rosewall Hill towards Trencrom Hill. The New Zealand dotterel is a familiar bird of sandy east coast beaches in the northern North Island, but is sparsely distributed around much of the rest of the country. The Eurasian Dotterel (Eudromias morinellus) breeds in the arctic-alpine zone of Palearctic. St Ives – Ring Ouzel (14. Its wintering range is also sufficiently known: it winters in North Africa eastwards to the Middle East, with some birds reaching the Canary Islands as well. Unlike many other wading birds, black-fronted dotterels retain the same plumage all year round, which makes identification easier. I saw my first black-fronted dotterel recently near Boggy Pond, Lake Wairarapa. The ring ouzel is primarily a bird of the uplands, where it breeds mainly in steep sided-valleys, crags and gullies, from near sea level in the far north of Scotland up to 1,200m in the Cairngorms. If you have found a ringed bird, please report it using the Euring website.

The modern ringing scheme, however, is about far more than just answering