[Sandpipers] Ruddy Turnstone with ring 翻石鷸

Ruddy Turnstone with ring 翻石鷸

Just realised the male in this photo, taken today 3rd May on Po Toi, has a large yellow ring on its right leg.

Anyone know where this is from, and how to report it?

[ Last edited by wgeoff at 21/09/2010 18:24 ]


Hi Geoff,

The yellow flag on right tarsus means the bird was flagged at western Australia. A nice resighting record for Po Toi~~



Thanks Tung. It's a long way from Western Australia.

I didn't notice the ring in the field, only when I looked at the photos. I find this quite often, the photo captures many things which I don't see in the field. Probably a reflection on my observation skills.

On a related but slightly different theme, I've been wondering why we see Short-tailed but not Sooty Shearwaters in Hong Kong in spring, since they both come from South East Australia.
I wonder if it's because the Short-tailed nests further west, and the birds we see pass up the western side of Australia on migration to Japanese waters. That could bring them through the South China Sea on their way north. If the Sooty only passes up the eastern side of Australia, it would mostly miss Hong Kong well to the east.