Bulletin 12 - November 1980: Bird Ringing: Records from the Gulf

Bird Ringing
Records from the Gulf

by Bish Brown

A little over two years ago it was reported in a local newspaper (Gulf Mirror) that a sea bird picked up in Bahrain had a ring on one leg. The inscription requested that it be sent back to the Institute of Zoological Sciences in Russia.

One other ring, also found in Bahrain, was sent back to Russia via the British Trust of Ornithology, but to our knowledge no data was ever received.

More recently, on 2nd April 1980, a ring was found on a dead sea bird in Ras al Khaimah. The information from the ring was forwarded to our Group and the Bird Recorder has now sent it off to the Bird Ringing Center, Fersman Street 13, 117312 Moscow, USSR, hopeful that the species (we did not see the bird), place and date of the ringing will be returned. Maybe third time lucky.


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