Sunday, June 12, 2011

Some more gulls at TAU

Finished my ringing for this season of the Yellow-legged Gulls breeding in Tel Aviv. Today two birds I wanted to ring were already flying too well for me to catch them.
This year I managed to ring more birds than last year, a total of 17 birds: 15 in the Tel Aviv Uni Zoological Gardens, and another two in a residential part of N Tel Aviv. All birds received red read-rings, all beginning with U.

It will be very interesting to follow these birds as they disperse (around the Mediterranean? E Africa?). It will also be very interesting to follow the offspring of the mixed pairs.

Many thanks to Amir Ben Dov for all his hard work on this population, to Odelia for the help, and to the Zoo staff Ron & Rony.

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