Ringing in Moray and Nairn

Here is a selection of reports of ringed birds which have shown significant movements into, within or out of Moray and Nairn in 2013 – 2017.

Pied Wagtail S367208 was ringed at Kingston reedbed (NJ3465) on 6 October 2016 and found dead at Tynet (Buckie NJ3860) on 9 August 2017, 7 km from the ringing site after 10 months.

Sandwich Tern DE81076 was ringed at the Ythan estuary (Aberdeenshire NK0025) on 24 June 2013 and sighted on Findhorn beach (NJ0364) on 29 July 2017, after 4 years 1 month.

Sandwich Tern DB93018 was ringed at the Ythan estuary (Aberdeenshire NK0025) on 20 June 2000 and sighted on Findhorn beach (NJ0364) on 27 July 2017, after 17 years 1 month.

Sanderling ISR 897155 was ringed at Gullbringu (ICELAND) on 19 May 2011 and sighted at Faro (PORTUGAL) on 13 January 2012, Zamora (SPAIN) on 28 April 2012, Calvados (FRANCE) on 3 May 2012, Faro between 10 January 2013-13 April 2014, Faro between 3 October 2014-4 February 2015, Faro on 23 September 2015, Sanday (Orkney) on 8 May 2016, Redcar (North Yorkshire) on 9 May 2017 and on Lossiemouth east beach (NJ2569) on 15 July 2017.
 Sanderling ISR 897155 on Lossiemouth east beach on 15 July 2017 (Margaret Sharpe)

Siskin S414147 was ringed at Clochan (Buckie NJ4060) on 11 July 2016 and caught again at Cnoc (Argyll & Bute NN3205) on 14 June 2017, 189 km from the ringing site after 11 months.

Siskin 14168499 was ringed at Zerkegem, West-Vlaanderen (BELGIUM) on 8 April 2016 and caught again at Clochan (Buckie NJ4060) on 9 July 2016, 817 km from the ringing site after 3 months.

Siskin S414301 was ringed at Clochan (Buckie NJ4060) on 22 July 2016 and caught again at Inchberry (Fochabers NJ3155) on 16 April 2017, 10 km from the ringing site after 8 months 3 weeks.

Siskin S414383 was ringed at Clochan (Buckie NJ4060) on 10 August 2016 and caught again at Durris (Aberdeenshire NO7593) on 14 May 2017, 76 km from the ringing site after 9 months.

Tawny Owl GF25604 was ringed at Findrassie (NJ1964) on 5 May 1996 and found dead at Elgin (NJ2162) on 12 April 2017, 3 km from the ringing site after 20 years 11 months.

Bar-tailed Godwit FS100693 was ringed at Les Portes-en-Re, Charante Martime (FRANCE) on 1 November 2016 and sighted in Findhorn Bay (NJ0462) on 14 May 2017, after 6 months 2 weeks.

Siskin  Z428327 was ringed at Clochan (Buckie NJ4060) on 15 May 2016 and caught again at Durris (Aberdeenshire NO7593) on 23 April 2017, 76 km from the ringing site after 11 months 1 week.

Siskin S414258 was ringed at Clochan (Buckie NJ4060) on 20 July 2016 and caught again at Inchberry (Fochabers NJ3155) on 19 March 2017, 10 km from the ringing site after 8 months.

Siskin S414491 was ringed at Clochan (Buckie NJ4060) on 14 September 2016 and found dead at Cullen (NJ5166) on 7 May 2017, 14 km from the ringing site after 7 months 3 weeks.

Siskin S414175 was ringed at Clochan (Buckie NJ4060) on 14 July 2016 and found dead at Nairn (NH8956) on 9 April 2017, 51 km from the ringing site after 8 months 3 weeks.

Siskin Z724906 was ringed at Stocksfield (Northumberland NZ0661) on 5 April 2016 and caught again at Buckie (NJ4364) on 25 April 2017, 311 km from the ringing site after 1 year 3 weeks.

Siskin S195651 was ringed at Peebles (Borders NT2540) on 5 March 2017 and caught again at Buckie (NJ4364) on 25 April 2017, 225 km from the ringing site after 7 weeks.

Siskin S551625 was ringed at Inchberry (Fochabers NJ3155) on 28 January 2017 and caught again at Keith (NJ4250) on 28 April 2017, 13 km from the ringing site after 3 months.

Herring Gull yellow 152 (GV31821) was ringed at Harewood Whin (York) on 26 February 2016 and sighted at the Ugie estuary (Aberdeenshire) on 28 October 2016, and sighted again on the Lossie estuary (NJ2470) on 13 May 2017, after 1 year 2 months.

Bar-tailed Godwit K05510 (yellow flag NNA) was ringed at Kragero, Telemark (NORWAY) on 8 September 2016 and sighted on the Lossie estuary (NJ2470) on 27 September 2016, in Findhorn Bay (NJ0462) on 14 February 2017, at Burghead (NJ1169) on 22 April 2017 and in Findhorn Bay (NJ0469) 0n 10 May 2017, 783 km from the ringing site after 8 months.
Bar-tailed Godwit K05510 (Ola Nordsteien)  Bar-tailed Godwit, Lossie estuary 27 Sep 2016 (David Main)    Bar-tailed Godwit K05510 (NNA). Left: after ringing in Norway, 8 September 2016 (Ola Nordsteien). Centre: on the Lossie estuary, 27 September 2016 (David Main). Right: in Findhorn Bay, 14 February 2017 (Richard Somers Cocks).

Herring Gull yellow A70 (GV54637) was ringed at Harewood Whin (York) on 17 February 2017 and sighted on the Lossie estuary (NJ2470) on 8 May 2017, after 2 months 2 weeks.

Herring Gull yellow 7J7B was ringed at Harewood Whin (York) on 21 August 2015 and sighted at the Ythan estuary (Aberdeenshire) on 16 August 2017, and sighted again on the Lossie estuary (NJ2470) on 8 May 2017, after 1 year 8 months.

Siskin S153801 was ringed at Inchberry (Fochabers NJ3155) on 10 August 2016 and caught again at Strathtongue (Highland NC6158) on 29 April 2017, 124 km from the ringing site after 8 months 2 weeks.

Siskin S551625 was ringed at Inchberry (Fochabers NJ3155) on 28 January 2017 and caught again at Keith (NJ4250) on 28 April 2017, 13 km from the ringing site after 3 months.

Black-tailed Godwit EY70191 was ringed at Iken, River Alde (Suffolk) on 10 October 2015 and sighted at Stekkakelda, A-Skaftafellssysla (ICELAND) on 30 April 2016, and sighted again at Findhorn Bay (NJ0462) on 21 April 2017, after 1 year 6 months.
  Black-tailed Godwit EY70191 in Findhorn Bay on 21 April 2017 (Gordon McMullins)

Siskin D506287 was ringed at Golspie (Highland NH8299) on 31 March 2014 and caught again at Keith (NJ4250) on 24 February 2017, 78 km from the ringing site after 2 years 10 months

Goldfinch S526583 was ringed at Clochan (Buckie NJ4060) on 13 October 2016 and caught again at Fareview, Torphins (Aberdeenshire NO6499) on 21 March 2017, 64 km from the ringing site after 5 months 1 week.

Siskin Z428169 was ringed at Clochan (Buckie NJ4060) on 8 April 2016 and caught again at Drummond, Inverness (Highland NH6643) on 8 March 2017, 76 km from the ringing site after 11 months.

Siskin S414464 was ringed at Clochan (Buckie NJ4060) on 4 September 2016 and caught again at Millhousebridge (Dumfries & Galloway NY1085) on 26 March 2017, 276 km from the ringing site after 6 months 3 weeks.

Siskin S414002 was ringed at Clochan (Buckie NJ4060) on 25 June 2016 and caught again at Inchberry (Fochabers NJ3155) on 4 March 2017, 10 km from the ringing site after 8 months 1 week.

Siskin S414258 was ringed at Clochan (Buckie NJ4060) on 20 July 2016 and caught again at Inchberry (Fochabers NJ3155) on 4 March 2017, 10 km from the ringing site after 7 months 2 weeks.

Siskin Z428237 was ringed at Clochan (Buckie NJ4060) on 17 April 2016 and caught again near Kildary (Highland NH7775) on 21 March 2017, 66 km from the ringing site after 11 months.

Greenshank NR/YY was ringed in Chichester harbour (Sussex SU7504) on 8 September 2013 and seen in Sussex or Hampshire in each subsequent winter. It was last seen in Chichester harbour at 16:00 on 30 March 2017 and was then sighted in Findhorn Bay (NJ0461) at 15:05 on 31 March 2017, after 1 day.

White Wagtail S367009 was ringed at Kingston (NJ3465) on 23 September 2016 and caught again at St Helier Marina, Jersey (Channel Islands) on 10 March 2017, 947 km from the ringing site after 5 months 2 weeks.

Siskin S526724 was ringed at Clochan (Buckie NJ4060) on 11 February 2017 and caught again at Drummond, Inverness (Highland NH6643) on 17 February 2017, 76 km from the ringing site after 6 days.

Lesser Redpoll D802154 was ringed at Edwinstowe (Nottinghamshire SK6266) on 16 March 2016 and caught again at Clochan (Buckie NJ4060) on 14 February 2017, 508 km from the ringing site after 11 months.

Siskin S414215 was ringed at Clochan (Buckie NJ4060) on 17 July 2016 and caught again at Llangynidr (Powys SO1519) on 4 February 2017, 639 km from the ringing site after 6 months 2 weeks.

Knot N3RYGG was ringed at De Richel, Waddensea (NETHERLANDS) on 23 September 2012 and sighted at Findhorn Bay (NJ0462) on 29 January 2017, after 4 years 4 months.

Siskin Y769873 was ringed at Clochan (Buckie NJ4060) on 2 May 2012 and caught again at Great Livermere (Suffolk TL8871) on 18 February 2017, 638 km from the ringing site after 4 years 9 months.

Siskin S414398 was ringed at Clochan (Buckie NJ4060) on 11 August 2016 and caught again at Drummond, Inverness (Highland NH6643) on 4 February 2017, 76 km from the ringing site after 5 months 3 weeks.

Siskin S054941 was ringed at Inchberry (Fochabers NJ3155) on 3 June 2016 and sighted at Dinnet (Aberdeenshire NO4698) on 18 February 2017, 60 km from the ringing site after 8 months 2 weeks.

Lesser Redpoll S245104 was ringed at Marchburn, Glen Clova (Angus NO3472) on 11 October 2016 and caught again at Teindland Forest (near Rothes NJ2954) on 7 January 2017, 82 km from the ringing site after 2 months 3 weeks.

Lesser Redpoll S367091 was ringed at Gow Moss (near Keith NJ3852) on 1 October 2016 and caught again at Wintersett Reservoir (West Yorkshire SE3714) on 15 November 2016, 449 km from the ringing site after 1 month 2 weeks.

Brent Geese YX#NR, YX#NY and YX#WY were ringed at Nairn (NH8757) on 25 January 2015 and sighted again at Nairn on 13-21 February 2017, after 2 years 3 weeks.

Waxwing WGG was ringed at Aboyne (Aberdeenshire) on 7 January 2017 and sighted in Elgin (NJ2062) on 21 February 2017, after 1 month 2 weeks.

Knot 779027 (YCP) was ringed at Neslon, Nordur Pingeyjarsysla (ICELAND) on 24 May 2011 and sighted in Findhorn Bay (NJ0462) on 29 January 2017, after 5 years 8 months.
Knot, Findhorn Bay 29 Jan 2017 (Richard Somers Cocks) 2 Knot 779027 (YCP) in Findhorn Bay on 29 January 2017 (Richard Somers Cocks)

Waxwing NW72890 was ringed at Inverurie (Aberdeenshire) on 27 November 2016 and sighted in Elgin (NJ2062) on 27 January 2017, after 2 months.

Waxwing WYR was ringed at Aboyne (Aberdeenshire) on 14 January 2017 and sighted in Elgin (NJ2062) on 27 January 2017, after 13 days.

Herring Gull NS002829 (white KX02) was ringed at Kandalaksha Bay, Murmansk (RUSSIA) on 9 July 2006 and sighted on the Lossie estuary (NJ2470) on 27 December 2016, after 10 years 5 months.

Siskin D507002 was ringed at Keith (NJ4250) on 16 May 2013 and caught again at Poynton (Cheshire SJ9082) on 10 April 2016, 470 km from the ringing site after 2 years 11 months.

Sanderling NB00725 was ringed at Ebb of the Riv, Sanday (Orkney) on 21 May 2016 and sighted at Lossiemouth west beach (NJ1971) on 22 December 2016, 182 km from the ringing site after 7 months.
Sanderling, Lossiemouth 22 Dec 2016 (David Main) Sanderling NB00725 at Lossiemouth on 22 December 2016 (David Main)

Chiffchaff JRR108 was ringed at Clochan (Buckie NJ4060) on 2 September 2016 and caught again at Cottam (Nottinghamshire SK8279) on 30 November 2016, 500 km from the ringing site after 2 months 4 weeks.

Lesser Redpoll S367091 was ringed at Gow Moss (NJ3852) on 1 October 2016 and caught again at Wintersett Reservoir, Wakefield (West Yorkshire SE3714) on 15 November 2016, 449 km from the ringing site after 1 month 2 weeks.

Brent Goose ‘Blue 6/Blue 1’ was ringed at Greystones Golf Driving Range, Co. Wicklow (IRELAND) on 8 February 2012 and sighted at Nairn (NH8757) on 2 December 2016, after 4 years 9 months.

The origin of 12 Shags sighted at Portknockie (NJ4968) on 21 November 2016 was as follows:
Isle of May: 7 ringed as pulli between 2003-2015, and 1 ringed as adult in 2013
North Sutor: 1 ringed as pullus in 2015, and 2 ringed as adult in 2014 and 2016
Farne Islands: 1 ringed as adult in 2010.

Whooper Swan XY2639 (orange YNK) was ringed at Martin Mere (Lancashire) on 25 February 2016 and sighted at Loch Spynie (NJ2366) on 21 November 2016, after 8 months 3 weeks.

Storm Petrel 2698784 was ringed at Portknockie (NJ4868) on 24 August 2016 and caught again at Faraidh Head (Highland NC3871) on 27 August 2016, 151 km from the ringing site after 3 days.

Lesser Redpoll Z931303 was ringed at Great Livermere (Suffolk TL8871) on 11 October 2015 and caught again at Gow Moss (NJ3852) on 30 October 2016, 632 km from the ringing site after 1 year 2 weeks.

Oystercatcher FA38524 was ringed at Belfast harbour (Belfast IJ3778) on 22 September 1990 and found dead in Findhorn Bay (NJ0462) on 1 October 2016, 363 km from the ringing site after 26 years 1 week.

Common Gull 5116632 (J555) was ringed at Mandal, Vest-Agder (NORWAY) on 28 February 2001 and sighted at the Lossie estuary (NJ2470) on 29 October 2016, 636 km from the ringing site after 15 years 8 months.

Storm Petrel 2686815 was ringed on the Isle of May (Fife NT6599) on 30 July 2016 and caught again at Burghead (NJ1069) on 4 August 2016, 179 km from the ringing site after 5 days.

Storm Petrel 2686825 was ringed on the Isle of May (Fife NT6599) on 5 August 2016 and caught again at Burghead (NJ1069) on 29 August 2016, 179 km from the ringing site after 24 days.

Crested Tit D210942 was ringed in Whiteash Hill Wood (NJ3758) on 9 June 2013 and caught again in Teindland Forest (NJ2954) on 23 October 2016, 9 km from the ringing site after 3 years 4 months.

Bar-tailed Godwit K04703 (yellow flag NAA) was ringed at Klepp, Rogaland (NORWAY) on 11 September 2016 and sighted at Burghead (NJ1169) on 1 October 2016 and at Hopeman (NJ1469) on 6 October 2016, 537 km from the ringing site after 3 weeks.
Bar-tailed Godwit, Hopeman 6 Oct 2016 (Alison Ritchie) Bar-tailed Godwit DA45456 (NAA) at Hopeman on 6 October 2016 (Alison Ritchie)

Lesser Redpoll Z230445 was ringed in Ordiquish Forest, Fochabers (NJ3554) on 1 January 2015 and caught again at Gjesdal, Rogaland (NORWAY) on 8 September 2016, 568 km from the ringing site after 1 year 8 months.

Great Black-backed Gull MA07405 (blue L05) was ringed at Badbea, Berriedale (Highland) on 26 June 2012 and sighted on the Lossie estuary (NJ2470) on 30 September 2016, 50 km from the ringing site after 4 years 3 months.

Great Black-backed Gull MA07416 (blue L16) was ringed at Ord Point, Helmsdale (Highland) on 25 June 2013 and sighted on the Lossie estuary (NJ2470) on 10 September 2016, 50 km from the ringing site after 3 years 2 months.

Great Black-backed Gull MA07304 (yellow J99) was ringed at Badbea, Berriedale (Highland) on 26 June 2012 and sighted on the Lossie estuary (NJ2470) on 10 September 2016, 50 km from the ringing site after 4 years 2 months.

Bar-tailed Godwit K05510 (yellow flag NNA) was ringed at Kragero, Telemark (NORWAY) on 8 September 2016 and sighted on the Lossie estuary (NJ2470) on 27 September 2016, 762 km from the ringing site after 19 days.
Bar-tailed Godwit K05510 (Ola Nordsteien)  Bar-tailed Godwit, Lossie estuary 27 Sep 2016 (David Main)  Bar-tailed Godwit K05510 (NNA). Left: after ringing in Norway, 8 September 2016 (Ola Nordsteien). Right: on the Lossie estuary, 27 September 2016 (David Main)

Storm Petrel 2715223 was ringed at Whitburn Country Park (Tyne & Wear NZ4163) on 23 July 2016 and caught again near Boar’s Head Rock (NJ2867) on 25 July 2016, 324 km from the ringing site after 2 days.

Sand Martin D411481 was ringed at Errol (Perth & Kinross NO2723) on 10 July 2014 and caught again at Kingston (NJ3465) on 23 August 2016, 143 km from the ringing site after 2 years 1 month.

Shag 1472236 was ringed on the Isle of May (Fife NT6599) on 9 June 2015 and found dead at Spey Bay (NJ3564) on 18 September 2016, 166 km from the ringing site after 1 year 3 months.

Storm Petrel 2698766 was ringed at Portknockie (NJ4868) on 15 August 2016 and caught again at Tarbat Ness lighthouse (Highland NH9487) on 6 September 2016, 57 km from the ringing site after 3 weeks.

Herring Gull GV31815 (Y144) was ringed at York on 26 February 2016 and sighted on the Lossie estuary (NJ2470) on 10 September 2016 after 6 months 2 weeks.

Sandwich Tern Yellow N8R was ringed at Scheelhoek Eilanden (NETHERLANDS) on 5 Jul 2016 and sighted at Findhorn (NJ0364) on 2 September 2016, after 1 month 3 weeks.

Herring Gull ES-16 164 was ringed at Kandalakshskiy Nature Reserve, Murmansk (RUSSIA) on 16 June 2014 and sighted at the Lossie estuary (NJ2470) on 15 July 2016, 2082 km from the ringing site after 2 years 1 month.

Storm Petrel 2711741 was ringed on Fair Isle (Shetland HZ2172) on 22 July 2016 and caught again at Portknockie (NJ4868) on 15 August 2016, 190 km from the ringing site after 3 weeks.

Storm Petrel 2729154 was ringed on North Ronaldsay (Orkney HY7855) on 27 July 2016 and caught again at Portknockie (NJ4868) on 15 August 2016, 190 km from the ringing site after 2 weeks 5 days.

Storm Petrel 2717739 was ringed on Fair Isle (Shetland HZ2172) on 6 Aug 2016 and caught again at Portknockie (NJ4868) on 14 August 2016, 216 km from the ringing site after 8 days.

Storm Petrel 2594013 was ringed at Faraid Head (Sutherland NC3871) on 1 July 2015 and caught again at Portknockie (NJ4868) on 14 August 2016, 151 km from the ringing site after 1 year 1 month.

Storm Petrel 2719374 was ringed on North Ronaldsay (Orkney HY7855) on 23 July 2016 and caught again at Portknockie (NJ4868) on 15 August 2016, 190 km from the ringing site after 3 weeks.

Kittiwake EX33795 was ringed on the Isle of May (Fife NT6599) on 26 June 2016 and sighted on Findhorn beach (NJ0364) on 22 August 2016 after 1 month 3 weeks.
Kittiwake, Findhorn beach 22 Aug 2016 (Richard Somers Cocks) Kittiwake EX33795 on Findhorn beach, 22 August 2016 (Richard Somers Cocks)

Storm Petrel 2715223 was ringed at Whitburn Country Park (Tyne and Wear NZ4163) on 23 July 2016 and caught again near Boar’s Head Rock (Spey Bay NJ2867) on 25 July 2016, 324 km from the ringing site after 2 days.

Storm Petrel 2698744 was ringed near Boar’s Head Rock (Spey Bay NJ2867) on 30 July 2016 and caught again on North Ronaldsay (Orkney HY7855) on 4 August 2016, 195 km from the ringing site after 5 days.

Storm Petrel 2729008 was ringed on North Ronaldsay (Orkney HY7855) on 26 July 2016 and caught again at Findochty (NJ4568) on 2 August 2016, 190 km from the ringing site after 7 days.

Storm Petrel 2719389 was ringed on North Ronaldsay (Orkney HY7855) on 23 July 2016 and caught again at Findochty (NJ4568) on 4 August 2016, 190 km from the ringing site after 12 days.

Sandwich Tern DT02742 was ringed on the Ythan estuary (Aberdeenshire) on 13 June 2014, sighted at Swakopmund (NAMIBIA) on 27 February 2016 (8979 km from the ringing site) and sighted at Findhorn (NJ0364) on 17 August 2016 after 2 years 2 months.
Sandwich Tern Green ECP, Findhorn Beach 17 Aug 2016 (Richard Somers Cocks) P Sandwich Tern DT02742 on Findhorn beach on 17 August 2016 (Richard Somers Cocks)

Sandwich Tern Yellow N1X was ringed at Scheelhoek Eilanden (NETHERLANDS) on 27 June 2013 and sighted at Findhorn (NJ0364) on 17 August 2016, after 1 month 3 weeks.
Sandwich Tern Yellow N1X, Findhorn beach 17 Aug 2016 (Richard Somers Cocks) Sandwich Tern Yellow N1X on Findhorn beach on 17 August 2016 (Richard Somers Cocks)

Sandwich Tern DE81076 was ringed on the Ythan estuary (Aberdeenshire) on 24 June 2013 and sighted at Findhorn (NJ0364) on 17 August 2016, 105 km from the ringing site after 3 years 1 month.

Sandwich Tern DT07167 was ringed on the Ythan estuary (Aberdeenshire) on 2 June 2016 and sighted at Findhorn (NJ0364) on 17 August 2016, 105 km from the ringing site after 2 months 2 weeks.

Sandwich Tern DT02731 was ringed on the Ythan estuary (Aberdeenshire) on 13 June 2014 and sighted at Findhorn (NJ0364) on 17 August 2016, 105 km from the ringing site after 2 years 2 months.

Storm Petrel 2720411 was ringed at Burghead (NJ1069) on 29 July 2016 and caught again on Fair Isle (Shetland HZ2172) on 15 August 2016, 231 km from the ringing site after 2 weeks 3 days.

Storm Petrel 2708461 was ringed on North Ronaldsay (Orkney HY7855) on 26 July 2016 and caught again at Burghead (NJ1069) on 3 August 2016, 199 km from the ringing site after 8 days.

Sandwich Tern DE65695 was ringed on the Ythan estuary (Aberdeenshire) on 13 June 2013 and sighted at Findhorn (NJ0364) on 10 August 2016, 105 km from the ringing site after 3 years 1 month.

Sandwich Tern DE52883 was ringed on the Ythan estuary (Aberdeenshire) on 5 June 2013 and sighted at Findhorn (NJ0364) on 10 August 2016, 105 km from the ringing site after 3 years 2 months.

Sandwich Tern DT07937 was ringed on the Ythan estuary (Aberdeenshire) on 9 June 2016 and sighted at Findhorn (NJ0364) on 10 August 2016, 105 km from the ringing site after 2 months.

Sandwich Tern DT07167 was ringed on the Ythan estuary (Aberdeenshire) on 2 June 2016 and sighted at Findhorn (NJ0364) on 10 August 2016, 105 km from the ringing site after 2 months.

Sandwich Tern DT03177 was ringed on the Ythan estuary (Aberdeenshire) on 9 July 2015 and sighted at Findhorn (NJ0364) on 10 August 2016, 105 km from the ringing site after 1 year 1 month.

Sandwich Tern DT02731 was ringed on the Ythan estuary (Aberdeenshire) on 13 June 2014 and sighted at Findhorn (NJ0364) on 10 August 2016, 105 km from the ringing site after 2 years 1 month.

Sandwich Tern DD09419 was ringed on the Ythan estuary (Aberdeenshire) on 11 June 2002 and sighted at Findhorn (NJ0364) on 10 August 2016, 105 km from the ringing site after 14 years 2 months.

Sandwich Tern DE52223 was ringed on the Ythan estuary (Aberdeenshire) on 20 July 2013 and sighted at Findhorn (NJ0364) on 10 August 2016, 105 km from the ringing site after 3 years.

Storm Petrel 2715143 was ringed at Souter Lighthouse (Tyne and Wear NZ4163) on 5 August 2015 and caught again at Burghead (NJ1069) on 29 July 2016, 333 km from the ringing site after 11 months 3 weeks.

Storm Petrel 2621792 was ringed at Montrose (Angus) on 30 July 2016 (02:10) and caught again at Strathlene, Buckie (NJ4467) 0n 1 August 2016 (23:00) after 2 days.

Siskin Z789795 was ringed at Berriedale (Caithness ND1122) on 4 July 2016 and found dead at Aberlour (NJ2742) on 12 July 2016, 80 km from the ringing site after 8 days.

Sandwich Tern DD44267 was ringed on the Ythan estuary (Aberdeenshire) on 24 June 2011 and sighted at Findhorn (NJ0364) on 22 July 2016, 105 km from the ringing site after 5 years.

Sandwich Tern DE44847 was ringed on the Ythan estuary (Aberdeenshire) on 21 July 2011 and sighted at Findhorn (NJ0364) on 22 July 2016, 105 km from the ringing site after 5 years.

Sandwich Tern DD59474 was ringed on the Ythan estuary (Aberdeenshire) on 30 May 2008 and sighted at Findhorn (NJ0364) on 22 July 2016, 105 km from the ringing site after 8 years 1 month.

Sandwich Tern DE10801 was ringed on the Ythan estuary (Aberdeenshire) on 9 June 2009 and sighted at Findhorn (NJ0364) on 22 July 2016, 105 km from the ringing site after 7 years 1 month.

Sandwich Tern DE52219 (EFK) was ringed on the Ythan estuary (Aberdeenshire) on 19 July 2013 and sighted on the Lossie estuary (NJ2470) on 1 July 2016, back at the Ythan estuary on 12 July 2016 and at Findhorn (NJ0364) on 22 July 2016, 105 km from the ringing site after 2 years 11 months.

Fieldfare LH96379 was ringed at Clochan, Buckie (NJ4060) on 19 January 2015 and found freshly dead at Lehtimaki, Vaasa (FINLAND) on 23 July 2016, 1595 km from the ringing site after 1 year 6 months.

Blackcap Z428099 was ringed at Clochan, Buckie (NJ4060) on 14 September 2015 and caught again at De Haan, West-Vlanderen (BELGIUM on 28 April 2016, 804 km from the ringing site after 7 months 2 weeks.

Greenshank Red/Red (left) Orange/White flag (right) was ringed in Sutherland on 29 May 2010, sighted in Essex in each subsequent autumn/winter and Sutherland in spring/summer, and sighted in Findhorn Bay (NJ0362) on 2 July 2015 and 5 July 2016 after 6 years 1 month.

Sandwich Tern DE52219 (EFK) was ringed on the Ythan estuary (Aberdeenshire) on 19 July 2013 and sighted on the Lossie estuary (NJ2470) on 1 July 2016 after 2 years 11 months.

Redwing 9X22775 was ringed at Merksplas, Antwerp (BELGIUM) on 25 October 2010 and caught again at Clochan, Buckie (NJ4060) on 18 January 2015, 860 km from the ringing site after 4 years 2 months.

Siskin Z428234 was ringed at Clochan, Buckie (NJ4060) on 17 April 2016 and caught again at Deer Park Forest Croft (Highland NH7056) on 19 April 2016, 70 km from the ringing site after 2 days.

Siskin Y769873 was ringed at Clochan, Buckie (NJ4060) on 2 May 2012 and caught again at Great Livermere (Suffolk TL8871) on 13 February 2016, 638 km from the ringing site after 3 years 9 months.

Great Spotted Woodpecker LE25203 was ringed at Cairnfield, Buckie (NJ4162) on 12 August 2012 and found dead at Meiklepark (Aberdeenshire NJ8227) on 11 May 2016, 53 km from the ringing site after 3 years 9 months.

Siskin D043410 was ringed at Cairnfield, Buckie (NJ4162) on 21 March 2013 and caught again at Golspie (Highland NH8299) on 7 April 2016, 69 km from the ringing site after 3 years 2 weeks.

NOTE THE FOLLOWING TEN RECENT SISKIN MOVEMENTS TO CLOCHAN. REMARKABLY, THREE HAD BEEN RINGED AT THE SAME SITE IN HAMPSHIRE

Siskin Z323748 was ringed near Romsey (Hampshire SU3922) on 31 January 2016 and caught again at Clochan, Buckie (NJ4060) on 10 April 2016, 744 km from the ringing site after 70 days.

Siskin D195118 was ringed near Romsey (Hampshire SU3922) on 7 February 2013 and caught again at Clochan, Buckie (NJ4060) on 8 April 2016, 744 km from the ringing site after 3 years 2 months.

Siskin Z844179 was ringed near Romsey (Hampshire SU3922) on 2 March 2016 and caught again at Clochan, Buckie (NJ4060) on 14 April 2016, 744 km from the ringing site after 43 days.

Siskin Z709440 was ringed at Newton (Lancashire SD6948) on 31 March 2016 and caught again at Clochan, Buckie (NJ4060) on 13 May 2016, 413 km from the ringing site after 43 days.

Siskin Z050854 was ringed at Llangorse Lake (Powys SO1326) on 17 September 2015 and caught again at Clochan, Buckie (NJ4060) on 29 April 2016, 634 km from the ringing site after 225 days.

Siskin Z985093 was ringed at Bourne Farm (West Midlands SP0799) on 23 March 2016 and caught again at Clochan, Buckie (NJ4060) on 8 April 2016, 564 km from the ringing site after 16 days.

Siskin Z731313 was ringed near Hungerford (West Berkshire SU3468) on 10 March 2016 and caught again at Clochan, Buckie (NJ4060) on 19 May 2016, 698 km from the ringing site after 70 days.

Siskin Y853688 was ringed at Deangarden Wood (Buckinghamshire SU8792) on 20 March 2016 and caught again at Clochan, Buckie (NJ4060) on 2 May 2016, 683 km from the ringing site after 43 days.

Siskin X630033 was ringed at Anstey (Leicestershire SK5408) on 18 March 2016 and caught again at Clochan, Buckie (NJ4060) on 18 April 2016, 564 km from the ringing site after 31 days.

Siskin Z724969 was ringed at Stocksfield (Northumberland NZ0661) on 6 April 2016 and caught again at Clochan, Buckie (NJ4060) on 24 April 2016, 306 km from the ringing site after 18 days.

Great Tit Z617503 was ringed at Keith (NJ4250) on 9 July 2015 and found dead at Dornoch (Highland NH7989) on 27 January 2016, 74 km from the ringing site after 5 months.

Siskin D451680 was ringed at Keith (NJ4250) on 16 May 2013 and caught again at Chelmondiston (Suffolk TM2037) on 22 March 2016, 672 km from the ringing site after 2 years 10 months.

Shag 1473749 was ringed at the Isle of May (Fife NT6599) on 19 June 2014 and sighted at Buckie harbour (NJ4366) on 5 February 2016, 169 km from the ringing site after 1 year 7 months.

Black-tailed Godwit EL69059 (RR+ON) was ringed at Langstone Harbour, Portsmouth (Hampshire) on 5 September 2010 and sighted at Pulborough Brooks (West Sussex) on 21 November 2015 and again in Findhorn Bay (NJ0262) on 4 May 2016 after 5 years 8 months.
Black-tailed Godwit, Findhorn Bay 4 May (Richard Somers Cocks) Black-tailed Godwit EL69059 in Findhorn Bay on 4 May 2016 (Richard Somers Cocks)

Chiffchaff HNA763 was ringed at Aldridge Lodge Farm (West Midlands SP0599) on 22 October 2015 and caught again at Torrieston (NJ1658) on 24 April 2016, 566 km from the ringing site after 6 months.

Siskin Z944423 was ringed at Halstead (Essex TL8231) on 13 March 2016 and caught again at Inchberry, Fochabers (NJ3155) on 11 April 2016, 672 km from the ringing site after 29 days.

Sandwich Tern DE35887 (white EBT) was ringed at the Ythan estuary (Aberdeenshire) on 16 August 2010 and sighted at Punta Spigolo, Gorizia (ITALY) on 15 August 2013, at Coquet Island (Northumberland) on 14 June 2014 and at the Lossie estuary (NJ2470) on 17 April 2016 after 5 years 8 months.

Pink-footed Goose 1460370 (neck collar UAH) was ringed at Blackburn (Aberdeenshire) on 5 January 2014 and sighted at Balormie pig farm (NJ2168) on 18 April 2016 after 2 years 3 months.
Pink-footed Goose UAH, Balormie 18 Apr 2016 (Bob Proctor) Pink-footed Goose UAH at Balormie on 18 April 2016 (Bob Proctor)

Ringed Plover ‘yellow/blue/red’ was ringed at Hayling Island (Hampshire) on 18 September 2013 and sighted on the Lossie estuary (NJ2470) on 7 April 2014 and again on 17 April 2016 after 2 years 7 months.
Ringed Plover, Lossie estuary 17 Apr 2016 (Bob Proctor) Ringed Plover ‘yellow/blue/red’ on the Lossie estuary on 17 April 2016 (Bob Proctor)

Sandwich Tern DE10499 (white EBC) was ringed at the Ythan estuary (Aberdeenshire) on 15 June 2010 and sighted on Findhorn beach (NJ0364) on 11 April 2016, 105 km from the ringing site after 5 years 9 months.
Sandwich Terns, Findhorn beach 11 Apr 2016 (Richard Somers Cocks) Sandwich Terns DE10499 and DD93879 on Findhorn beach on 11 April 2016 (Richard Somers Cocks)

Sandwich Tern DD93879 (red EFN) was ringed at the Ythan estuary (Aberdeenshire) on 6 June 2008 and sighted on Findhorn beach (NJ0364) on 11 April 2016, 105 km from the ringing site after 7 years 10 months.

Oystercatcher FA68033 was ringed at Findhorn Bay (NJ0462) on 18 December 1994 and sighted at the Lossie estuary (NJ2470) on 7 April 2016, 21 km from the ringing site after 21 years 3 months.
Oystercatcher, Lossie estuary 7 Apr 2016 (Bob Proctor) Oystercatcher FA68033 at Lossie estuary on 7 April 2016 (Bob Proctor)

Whooper Swan A9257 ‘orange ZNA’ was ringed at Svartarvatn, Bardardalur (ICELAND) on 6 August 2014 and sighted at Ardivot (NJ2266) on 27 March 2016 after 1 year 7 months.

Whooper Swan A9002 ‘yellow BVL’ was ringed at Svartarvatn, Bardardalur (ICELAND) on 9 August 2013 and sighted at Ardivot (NJ2266) on 27 March 2016 after 2 years 7 months.

Whooper Swan A8469 ‘yellow Y5X’ was ringed at Sandvatn, Myvatnsheidi (ICELAND) on 5 August 2009 and sighted at Ardivot (NJ2266) on 15-27 March 2016 after 6 years 7 months.

Whooper Swan A6661 ‘yellow 74N’ was ringed at Anavatn, Jokuldalsheidi (ICELAND) on 15 August 2004 and sighted at Ardivot (NJ2266) on 27 March 2016 after 11 years 7 months.

Whooper Swan A2663 ‘yellow DTZ’ was ringed at Skjalftavatn (ICELAND) on 4 August 1991 and sighted near Hopeman (NJ1769) on 12 February 2016 after 23 years 7 months.
 Whooper Swan ‘yellow DTZ’ near Hopeman on 12 February 2016 (David Main)

Dunlin JT57204 ‘white SY1’ was ringed at Ujscie Wisly, Pomorskie (POLAND) on 21 September 2015 and sighted in Portgordon harbour (NJ3964) on 20 December 2015, 1405 km from the ringing site after 90 days.

Siskin Y769873 was ringed at Clochan, Buckie (NJ4060) on 2 May 2012 and caught again at Great Livermere (Suffolk TL8871) on 24 January 2016, 638 km from the ringing site after 3 years 8 months.

Firecrest EPT969 was ringed at Heysham (Lancashire SD4060) on 14 September 2015 and killed by a car in Elgin (NJ2262) on 7 January 2016, 401 km from the ringing site after 115 days.

Firecrest, Heysham 14 Sep 2015  Firecrest, Elgin 7 Jan 2016 (Philip Wood) P Firecrest EPT969 following ringing at Heysham on 14 September 2015 (Pete Marsh) [left] and subsequent recovery in Elgin on 7 January 2016 (Philip Wood)

Ringed Plover 8B45160 ‘yellow NLZ’ was ringed at Makkevika, Giske, More & Romsdal (NORWAY) on 27 August 2014 and sighted in Findhorn Bay (NJ0462) on 12 September 2014, 759 km from the ringing site after 16 days.
Ringed Plover, Findhorn Bay 12 Sep 2014 (Richard Somers Cocks) Ringed Plover ‘yellow NLZ’ in Findhorn Bay on 12 September 2014 (Richard Somers Cocks)

Whooper Swan ZY8739 (orange YHS) was ringed at Caerlaverock (Dumfries) on 25 February 2015 and sighted at Clochan (NJ4061) on 25 November 2015, at Moss of Barmuckity (NJ2461) on 5 January 2016 and back at Caerlaverock on 16 January 2016.

Redshank DT03036 was ringed at the Ythan estuary (Aberdeenshire NJ9927) on 24 August 2014 and sighted in Findhorn Bay (NJ0362) on 2 January 2016 after 1 year 4 months.

Greylag Goose ‘orange AZU’ was ringed at Dell of Killyhuntly, near Kingussie (Highland NH7800) on 22 March 2012 and sighted at Moyness (NH9553) on 21 November 2015 after 3 years 8 months.
Greylag AZU, Moyness 21 Nov 2015 (Alison Ritchie)  Greylag Goose ‘orange AZU’ at Moyness on 21 November 2015 (Alison Ritchie)

Shag 1483192 was ringed on the Isle of May (Fife NT6599) on 12 July 2014 and sighted at Buckie harbour (NJ4366) on 31 October 2015, 169 km from the ringing site after 1 year 3 months.

Shag 1472242 was ringed on the Isle of May (Fife NT6599) on 9 June 2015 and sighted at Buckie harbour (NJ4366) on 31 October 2015, 169 km from the ringing site after 4 months.

Shag 1471257 was ringed at Castle Craig, North Sutor (Highland NH8269) on 14 June 2015 and sighted at Buckie harbour on 8 November 2015, 62 km from the ringing site after 4 months.

Whooper Swan ZY2383 (yellow Z9C) was ringed at Caerlaverock (Dumfries) on 29 February 2012 and sighted at Clochan (NJ4061) on 19 November 2015 after 3 years 8 months.

Brent Goose D1BB was ringed at Dublin Bay (IRELAND) on 5 March 2013 and found on breeding grounds just east of Bathurst Island (Arctic CANADA) on 11 June 2014. It was sighted on the Lossie estuary (NJ2470) on 25 October 2015.

Brent Goose H2RY was ringed at Baldoyle (Co. Dublin IRELAND) on 12 February 2010 and sighted on the Lossie estuary (NJ2470) on 19 September 2015 after 5 years 7 months. It was then sighted at Strangford Loch (Co. Down ) on 12 October 2015.
Brent Goose, Lossie estuary 19 Sept 2015 (Gordon Biggs)  Brent Goose H2RY on the Lossie estuary on 19 September 2015 (Gordon Biggs)

Black-headed Gull ‘yellow KAA3’ was ringed at Lake Babite, Laci, Riga (LATVIA) on 26 June 2014 and sighted at Balormie near Lossiemouth (NJ2168) on 17 October 2015 after 1 year, 3 months.

Common Gull JZJS was ringed at Ortuvannet, Bergen, Hordaland (NORWAY) on 28 May 2011 and sighted on the Lossie estuary (NJ2470) on 21 September 2015, 570 km from the ringing site after 4 years, 3 months.
LBBG  Common Gull JZJS on the Lossie estuary on 21 September 2015 (David Main)

Brent Goose C4RY was ringed at Baldoyle (Co. Dublin IRELAND) on 11 February 2010 and sighted on the Lossie estuary (NJ2470) on 18 September 2015 after 5 years 7 months.

Sandwich Tern ‘orange V36’ was ringed as a chick at Griend (NETHERLANDS) in summer 2015 and sighted at Findhorn (NJ0364) on 17 September 2015 after c.2 months.
Sandwich Tern V36, Findhorn beach 17 Sept 2015 (Richard Somers Cocks)  Sandwich Tern ‘orange V36’ on Findhorn beach on 17 September 2015 (Richard Somers Cocks)

Sandwich Tern ‘white NV5’ was ringed as a juvenile at Scheelhoek Eilanden (NETHERLANDS) in July 2013 and sighted at Findhorn (NJ0364) on 17 September 2015 after 2 years 2 months.
Sandwich Tern NV5, Findhorn beach 17 Sept 2015 (Richard Somers Cocks)  Sandwich Tern ‘white NV5’ on Findhorn beach on 17 September 2015 (Richard Somers Cocks)

Brent Goose 36WW was ringed at Dundrum Bay (Co. Down) on 9 January 2008 and sighted on the Lossie estuary (NJ2470) on 14 September 2015 after 7 years 8 months. (In the intervening period, this bird has over-wintered each year in Co. Down, and been seen in Iceland in May 2009 and 2012 en route to its breeding ground in Arctic Canada).
LBBG Brent Goose 36WW on the Lossie estuary on 15 September 2015 (David Main)

Dotterel SR89928 was ringed as a chick on the Cairngorms plateau on 11 July 2013 and sighted on Cairn Lochan on 23 May 2015, 766 m from the ringing site after 1 year 10 months.
Dotterel, Cairn Lochan 23 May 2015 (Robert Ince) Dotterel SR89928 on Cairn Lochan on 23 May 2015 (Robert Ince)

Sandwich Tern White UAV (DT21223) was ringed at Coquet Island (Northumberland) on 5 July 2015 and sighted at Findhorn (NJ0364) on 29 July 2015, 287 km from the ringing site after 24 days.
Sandwich Terns, Findhorn 30 Jul 2015 (Richard Somers Cocks)Sandwich Tern UAV at Findhorn on 29 July 2015 (Richard Somers Cocks)

Greenshank Red/Red (left) Orange/White flag (right) was ringed in Sutherland on 29 May 2010, sighted in Essex in each subsequent autumn/winter and Sutherland in each subsequent spring/summer, and sighted in Findhorn Bay (NJ0362) on 2 July 2015 after 5 years 34 days.

Iceland Gull Yellow T12H was ringed at Arbroath (Angus NO6441) on 19 April 2015 and sighted on the Lossie estuary (NJ2470) on 11 July 2015, 137 km from the ringing site after 83 days.
Iceland Gull, Lossie estuary 11 Jul 2015 (David Main)  Iceland Gull, Lossie estuary 11 Jul 2015 (David Main) 3 Iceland Gull T12H on the Lossie estuary on 11 July 2015 (David Main)

House Sparrow TX85625 was ringed at Clochan (Buckie NJ4060) on 22 June 2014 and caught again at Meiklemoss, Collieston (Aberdeenshire NK0331) on 7 April 2015, 69 km from the ringing site after 289 days.

Spoonbill 8056350 was ringed at Vlissingen, Sloegebied (NETHERLANDS) on 31 May 2012 and sighted in Findhorn Bay (NJ0262) on 2 July 2015, 834 km from the ringing site after 3 years 32 days.
Spoonbills, Findhorn Bay 2 Jul 2015 (Richard Somers Cocks) Spoonbill 8056350 in Findhorn Bay on 2 July 2015 (Richard Somers Cocks)

Great Tit L473230 was ringed at Clochan (Buckie NJ4060) on 29 July 2011 and killed by a cat at Dubford (Aberdeen NJ9312) on 6 June 2015, 71 km from the ringing site after 3 years 312 days.

Oystercatcher FP75683 was ringed at Wig, Bangor (Gwynedd SH6372) on 15 October 2005 and sighted in Elgin Cemetery (NJ2261) on 18 April 2015, 492 km from the ringing site after 9 years 6 months.

Arctic Tern SX02392 was ringed at Kinloss airfield (NJ0663) on 6 July 1995 and caught again on the Ythan estuary (Aberdeenshire NK0026) on 25 July 2014, 101 km from the ringing site after 19 years 2 weeks.

Herring Gull 8JAO (E22518) was ringed at Ty Coed, Vale Marais (Guernsey) on 24 November 2013 and sighted at the Lossie estuary (NJ2470) on 25 October 2014, 915 km from the ringing site after 335 days. It was then reported three times in The Netherlands during April 2015.

Shag 1473311 was ringed at the Isle of May (Fife NT6599) on 12 July 2013 and sighted at Buckie harbour (NJ4366) on 2 March 2015, 169 km from the ringing site after 598 days.

Blue Tit D043072 was ringed at Cairnfield (Buckie NJ4162) on 15 September 2012 and caught by a cat in Elgin (NJ1963) on 28 February 2015, 22 km from the ringing site after 896 days.

Snow Bunting SY54730 (white 31) was ringed at Plage de l’hoverport, Calais (FRANCE) on 2 February 2015 and sighted at the Lossie estuary (NJ2470) on 28 March 2015.
Snow Bunting, Lossie estuary 28 March 2015 (David Main) Snow Bunting ‘white 31’ on the Lossie estuary on 28 March 2015 (David Main)

Greenfinch TT83809 was ringed at Stow Bardolph (Norfolk TF6405) on 13 September 2012 and caught again at Buckie (NJ4364) on 17 December 2014, 601 km from the ringing site after 825 days.

Coal Tit Y597446 was ringed at Cairnfield (Buckie NJ4162) on 18 February 2012 and caught again at Breakachy (Highland NH4644) on 24 November 2013, 97 km from the ringing site after 645 days, and again at Breakachy on 21 September 2014, after 946 days.

Shag 1465889 was ringed on the Farne Islands (Northumberland NU2135) on 22 July 2014 and sighted at Buckie harbour (NJ4366) on 1 December 2014, 245 km from the ringing site after 132 days.

Shag 1473453 was ringed on the Isle of May (Fife NT6599) on 1 June 2014 and sighted at Buckie harbour (NJ4366) on 17 December 2014, 169 km from the ringing site after 199 days.

Shag 1483188 was ringed on the Isle of May (Fife NT6599) on 12 July 2014 and sighted at Buckie harbour (NJ4366) on 13 October 2014, 169 km from the ringing site after 93 days.

Shag 1472505 was ringed at Craigleith (East Lothian NT5587) on 18 June 2014 and sighted at Buckie harbour (NJ4366) on 17 December 2014, 181 km from the ringing site after 182 days.

Shag ‘blueUTT’ (1452350) was ringed on the Isle of May (Fife NT6599) on 20 June 2010 and sighted at Portknockie (NJ4968) on 14 November 2010, and found dead at Tronach Head (NJ4768) on 10 July 2014 after 4 years.

Shag ‘redPST’ (1416934) was ringed at Inchmickery (Fife NT2080) on 10 June 2009 and sighted at Portknockie (NJ4968) on 6 December 2009, back at Inchmickery on 30 June 2011, at Portknockie on 30 March 2013 and found dead at Portknockie on 7 July 2014 after 5 years.

Whooper Swan  APU (ZY2628) was ringed at Caerlaverock (Dumfries) on 6 March 2014 and sighted at Foresterseat (NJ2562) on 5 January 2015.
APU at Foresterseat, 5 Jan 2015 (Martin Cook) 2 Whooper Swan ‘APU’ at Foresterseat on 5 January 2015 (Martin Cook)

Shag ‘redWZT’ was ringed at the Bullers of Buchan (Aberdeenshire NK1137) in ‘summer 2014’ and sighted at Burghead (NJ1069) on 22 November 2014 and on 2 December 2014.
Shag, Burghead 22 Nov 2014 (Derek McGinn)  Shag, Burghead 2 Dec 2014 (Alison Ritchie) Shag ‘redWZT’ at Burghead on 22 November 2014 (Derek McGinn [left]) and 2 December 2014 (Alison Ritchie)

House Sparrow TS71759 was ringed at Buckie (NJ4364) on 7 February 2014 and found dead at Fordyce (Aberdeenshire NJ5563) on 5 September 2014, 13 km from the ringing site after 210 days.

Whooper Swan L74 (ZZ4739)  was ringed at Caerlaverock (Dumfries) on 18 January 2006 and found dead at Loch Spynie (NJ2366) on 21 November 2014.

Whooper Swan B9U (A7962) was ringed at Krokavatn, Jokuldalsheidi (ICELAND) on 15 August 2006 and sighted at Bailliesland Farm (NJ2566) on 23 October 2014 after 8 years 2 months.

Herring Gull 8JAO (E22518) was ringed at Ty Coed, Vale Marais (Guernsey) on 24 November 2013 and sighted at the Lossie estuary (NJ2470) on 25 October 2014, 915 km from the ringing site after 335 days.

Sandwich Terns. The origins of many colour-ringed birds seen on the beach at Findhorn in summer/autumn 2014 by Richard Somers Cocks can be found in the following link: 2014 Findhorn Sandwich Terns

Common Gull 2TVA (EY94185) was ringed at Tillypronie near Tarland (Aberdeenshire) on 28 June 2014 and sighted at Findhorn on 26 August 2014 after 59 days.
Common Gull, Findhorn 26 Aug 2014 (Richard Somers Cocks) Common Gull 2TVA on Findhorn beach, 26 August 2014 (Richard Somers Cocks)

Common Gull JR62 (5192960) was ringed at Bergen, Hordaland (NORWAY) on 23 August 2014 and sighted at Lossie estuary (NJ2470) on 4 October 2014 after 42 days.
Common Gull, Lossie estuary 4 Oct 2014 (Duncan Gibson)  Common Gull JR62 on the Lossie estuary, 4 October 2014 (Duncan Gibson)

Blue Tit D043301 was ringed at Cairnfield (Buckie NJ4162) on 13 December 2012 and caught again at Bridge of Don (Aberdeen NJ9310) on 16 March 2014, 73 km from the ringing site after 458 days.

Greenfinch TE13284 was ringed at Inchberry (Fochabers NJ3155) on 2 March 2014 and caught again at Keith (NJ4250) on 4 April 2014, 13 km from the ringing site after 33 days.

Shag 1460295 was ringed at Bullers of Buchan (Aberdeenshire NK1137) on 11 July 2013 and found dead at Buckie (NJ4165) on 18 March 2014, 75 km from the ringing site after 250 days.

Black-headed Gull J2CR was ringed at Mosvatnet, Stavanger (NORWAY) on 15 July 2012 and sighted at Cullen (NJ5067) on 23 September 2012 and again on 21 August 2014.

Oystercatcher FH74713 was ringed at Dublin (IRELAND) on 26 February 2013, sighted at Lossie estuary (NJ2470) on 17 July 2014 and sighted again back in Dublin on 25 July 2014.

Sanderling B05071 was ringed at Asenko Village (GHANA) on 9 October 2012 and sighted in Findhorn Bay on 16 May 2014.
Sanderling, Findhorn Bay 16 May 2014 (Richard Somers Cocks) (2) Sanderling B05071 in Findhorn Bay, 16 May 2014 (Richard Somers Cocks)

Common Tern 1V015142 was ringed at Cadiz (SPAIN) on 2 September 2010 and sighted at Findhorn Bay on 16 August 2014.
Common Tern, Findhorn 16 Aug 2014 (Richard Somers Cocks) Common Tern 1V015142 at Findhorn Bay, 16 August 2014 (Richard Somers Cocks)

Snow Bunting TL96116 was ringed at Glen Shee (Perth & Kinross NO1076) on 11 April 2013 and sighted in the Cairngorms on 19 May 2014 after 403 days.
Snow Bunting, Cairngorms 19 May 2014 (Robert Ince) Snow Bunting TL96116 in the Cairngorms, 19 May 2014 (Robert Ince)

Chaffinch D451540 was ringed at Cairnfield (Buckie NJ4162) on 25 April 2013 and found dead at Drybridge (Buckie NJ4363) on 16 May 2014, 3 km from the ringing site after 386 days.

Ringed Plover ‘yellow/blue/red’ was ringed at Hayling Island (Hampshire) on 18 September 2013 and sighted at the Lossie estuary (NJ2470) on 7 April 2014.
Ringed Plover, Lossie estuary 7 Apr 2014 (Richard Somers Cocks) Ringed Plover ‘Yellow/blue/red’ on Lossie estuary, 7 April 2014 (Richard Somers Cocks)

Greylag Goose ‘orange CLL’ was ringed at Loch Eye (Highland NH8279) on 6 November 2005 and sighted at Wester Manbeen (NJ1959) on 1 March 2014.

Great Black-backed Gull MA09374 was ringed as a chick at Rothiesholm Head, Stronsay (Orkney HY6021) on 1 July 2003 and sighted at Lossiemouth (NJ2470) on 1 August 2013, 154 km from the ringing site after 3684 days.

Shag 1460670 was ringed at the Isle of May (Fife NT6599) on 4 July 2011 and sighted at Buckie (NJ4366) on 14 December 2013, 169 km from the ringing site after 894 days.

Siskin D448167 was ringed at Kemple End (Lancashire SD6940) on 30 March 2013 and caught again at Clochan (NJ4060) on 22 May 2013, 420 km from the ringing site after 53 days.

Sandwich Tern DD92450 was ringed on Inner Farne, Farne Islands (Northumberland) on 17 July 2013, sighted at Findhorn on 13 August 2013 and 18 August 2013, and at Bubaque, Bijagos Archipelago (GUINEA-BISSAU) on 22 January 2014.

Arctic Tern SV05573 was ringed at Lossie Forest on 6 July 2009 and caught again at the Ythan Estuary (Aberdeenshire) on 26 July 2013, 84 km from the ringing site after 1481 days.

Shag 1460280 was ringed at Bullers of Buchan (Aberdeenshire) on 11 July 2013 and sighted at Buckie on 11 November 2013, 74 km from the ringing sight after 123 days.

Shag 1462810 was ringed at Badbea, Berriedale (Highland) on 30 June 2013 and sighted at Buckie on 11 November 2013, 63 km from the ringing site after 134 days.

Brent Goose ‘metal, yellow, green on right leg’ was ringed at Nairn on 13 January 2012 and sighted again at Nairn on 17 January 2014, at the ringing site after 2 years 4 days.
Brent Goose, Nairn 17 Jan 2014 (Brian Bates) The colour-ringed Brent Goose at Nairn, 17 January 2014 (Brian Bates)

Greenfinch TT66950 was ringed at Keith on 19 July 2012 and caught again at Buckie on 19 September 2013, 15 km from the ringing site after 427 days.

Shag ‘white FLA’ was ringed as a chick on the Isle of May (Fife) on 31 July 2013 and sighted at Burghead on 30 December 2013 after 152 days.

Herring Gull FA32966 was ringed as a chick at Orndalen, Tromso (NORWAY) on 4 July 2013 and sighted at Cooper Park (Elgin) on 29 December 2013, 1715 km from the ringing site after 178 days.

Storm Petrel 2559344 was ringed at Scurdie Ness (Angus) on 4 July 2013 and caught again at Lossiemouth on 8 August 2013, 125 km from the ringing site after 35 days.

Herring Gull  GR71940  was ringed at Buchanhaven, Peterhead (Aberdeenshire) on 4 August 2013 and sighted at the Lossie estuary on 23 November 2013.

Arctic Tern SX07754 was ringed at Kinloss airfield on 4 July 1994 and caught again on the Ythan estuary (Aberdeenshire) on 27 July 2013, 101 km from the ringing site after 19 years 23 days.

Herring Gull GR71905 was ringed at Fraserburgh harbour on 27 July 2013 and sighted at the Lossie estuary on 16 November 2013.

A summary of the sightings of colour ringed Sandwich Terns at Findhorn in 2013 by Richard Somers Cocks can be found here: Findhorn colour-ringed Sandwich Terns in 2013

Sanderling B03513 was ringed at Asenko village (GHANA) on 30 October 2008 and sighted at Lossiemouth east beach on 14 July 2013.

Sanderling 897168 was ringed at Siglingamerki, Sandgeroi (ICELAND) on 19 May 2011 and sighted at Sillon de Talbert, Pleubian (FRANCE) on 22 July 2011 and at Lossiemouth east beach on 14 July 2013.

Sanderling NS99972 was ringed at Hine Greenie, Sanday (Orkney) on 2 December 2012 and sighted at Lossiemouth east beach on 17 July 2013 and at North Ronaldsay (Orkney) on 2 August and 20 August 2013.

Siskin Y984806 was ringed at Bourne Wood (Lincolnshire) on 5 March 2013 and caught again at Keith on 30 May 2013, 555 km from the ringing site after 86 days.

Siskin Y609526 was ringed at West Tofts (Norfolk) on 22 April 2012 and caught again at Buckie on 1 June 2013, 621 km from the ringing site after 405 days.

Siskin D298982 was ringed at Balnain, Glenurquhart (Highland) on 5 April 2013 and caught again at Keith on 18 May 2013, 100 km from the ringing site after 43 days.

Herring Gull 1D4:C was ringed as a chick on Sheep Island, Sanda group, Kintyre on 4 July 2012 and sighted at the Lossie estuary on 5 October 2013

Kittiwake ‘orange 7C’ was ringed as a chick at Lowestoft (Suffolk) on 25 June 2013 and sighted at Findhorn on 24 September 2013.

Whooper Swan AH0401 was ringed as a cygnet at Stawy Ozarow, Mokrsko, Lodzkie (POLAND) on 5 August 2010 and sighted on Loch Oire (Lhanbryde) on 29 June 2013, on the Spey estuary on 13 September 2013 and at Cloddach on 29 September 2013, 1569 km from the ringing site after 1151 days.

Sandwich Tern DE65724 was ringed as a chick at the Ythan estuary (Aberdeenshire) on 5 June 2013 and sighted at Findhorn on 22 September 2013, 105 km from the ringing site after 109 days.

Sandwich Tern DE65960 was ringed as a chick at the Ythan estuary (Aberdeenshire) on 13 June 2013 and sighted at Findhorn on 22 September 2013, 105 km from the ringing site after 101 days.

Siskin Y769989 was ringed at Clochan (NJ4060) on 10 May 2012 and caught again at Berriedale (Highland) on 20 May 2013, 69 km from the ringing site after 375 days.

Sandwich Tern ‘red UDL’ was ringed as a chick on Inner Farne, Farne Islands (Northumberland) on 12 July 2013 and sighted on the Lossie estuary on 31 August 2013.

Little Stint (ring in range 8E28783-28854) was ringed at Makkevika, Giske, More & Romsdal (NORWAY) between 9-25 August 2013 and sighted on the Spey estuary on 28 August 2013, 737 km from the ringing site after a maximum of 19 days.

Whooper Swan AH0401 was ringed as a cygnet at Stawy Ozarow, Mokrsko, Lodzkie (POLAND) on 5 August 2010 and sighted on Loch Oire (Lhanbryde) on 29 June 2013 and on the Spey estuary on 13 September 2013, 1569 km from the ringing site after 1135 days.

Spoonbill 256270 was ringed as a nestling at Hauke Haien Koog, Schleswig Holstein (GERMANY) on 27 June 2009 and sighted at Djoudj (SENEGAL) on 10 October 2012 and on the Spey estuary on 18 June 2013, 800 km from the ringing site after 1487 days.

Whooper Swan AH0401 was ringed as a cygnet at Stawy Ozarow, Mokrsko, Lodzkie (POLAND) on 5 August 2010 and sighted on Loch Oire (Lhanbryde) on 29 June 2013, 1569 km from the ringing site after 1059 days.

Sandwich Tern DE44826 was ringed as a juvenile at the Ythan estuary (Aberdeenshire) on 21 July 2011 and sighted at Grossebucht, Luderitz (NAMIBIA) on 22 December 2012 and at Findhorn on 25 August 2013, 105 km from the ringing site after 766 days.

Sandwich Tern ‘white NZF’ was ringed as a chick at de Scheelhoekeilanden, Zuid Holland (NETHERLANDS) on 28 June 2013 and sighted at Findhorn on 3 September 2013.

Sandwich Tern DE24428 was ringed as a chick at the Ythan estuary (Aberdeenshire) on 15 June 2010 and sighted at Findhorn on 3 September 2013, 105 km from the ringing site after 1097 days.

Sandwich Tern DE35909 was ringed as an adult at the Ythan estuary (Aberdeenshire) on 17 August 2010 and sighted at Findhorn on 30 August 2013, 105 km from the ringing site after 1109 days.

Sandwich Tern DE10001 was ringed as a chick at the Ythan estuary (Aberdeenshire) on 6 June 2008 and sighted at Findhorn on 29 August 2013, 105 km from the ringing site.

Sandwich Tern DE65918 was ringed as a chick at the Ythan estuary (Aberdeenshire) on 13 June 2013 and sighted at Findhorn on 29 August 2013, 105 km from the ringing site after 77 days.

Sandwich Tern DE44837 was ringed as a juvenile at the Ythan estuary (Aberdeenshire) on 21 July 2011 and sighted at Findhorn on 26 August 2013, 105 km from the ringing site after 767 days.

Sandwich Tern DE44841 was ringed as an adult at the Ythan estuary (Aberdeenshire) on 21 July 2011 and sighted at Findhorn on 26 August 2013, 105 km from the ringing site after 767 days.

Sandwich Tern DD25414 was ringed as a chick at the Ythan estuary (Aberdeenshire) on 8 June 2006 and sighted at Findhorn on 26 August 2013, 105 km from the ringing site.

Sandwich Tern DE52225 was ringed as an adult at the Ythan estuary (Aberdeenshire) on 20 July 2013 and sighted at Findhorn on 23 August 2013, 105 km from the ringing site after 34 days.

Sandwich Tern DE35890 was ringed as an  adult at the Ythan estuary (Aberdeenshire) on 17 August 2010 and sighted at Findhorn on 23 August 2013, 105 km from the ringing site after 1102 days.

Coal Tit Y250949 was ringed at Loch Spynie on 31 July 2012 and killed by a cat in Lossiemouth on 14 May 2013, 6 km from the ringing site.

Black-headed Gull EX00210 was ringed on the Ythan estuary (Aberdeenshire) on 10 September 2009 and sighted at Cooper Park (Elgin) on 3 February 2013, 87 km from the ringing site.

Black-headed Gull 6215032 was ringed at Breiavatnet, Stavanger (NORWAY) on 25 March 2011 and sighted on the Lossie estuary on 27 July 2013, 544 km from the ringing site.

Great Black-backed Gull 3006096 was ringed at Sorhorsvaer, Nordland (NORWAY) on 20 June 2012 and sighted at Lossie estuary on 29 April 2013, 1152 km from the ringing site.

Common Gull 5190015 was ringed at Molledammen, Rogoland (NORWAY) on 13 January 2013 and sighted at Cooper Park (Elgin) on 19 January 2013, 539 km from the ringing site after 6 days.

Great Black-backed Gull MA07140 was ringed at Badbea, Berriedale (Highland) as a nestling on 29 June 2007 and sighted on the Lossie estuary on 24 August 2013, 50 km from the ringing site after 6 years 57 days.

Great Black-backed Gull MA07178 was ringed at Badbea, Berriedale (Highland) as a nestling on 2 July 2010 and sighted on the Lossie estuary on 29 April 2013, 50 km from the ringing site after 2 years 301 days.

Great Black-backed Gull MA07307 was ringed at Badbea, Berriedale (Highland) as a nestling on 26 June 2012 and sighted on the Lossie estuary on 1 May 2013, 50 km from the ringing site after 309 days.

Great Black-backed Gull MA07219 was ringed at Badbea, Berriedale (Highland) as a nestling on 28 June 2011 and sighted on the Lossie estuary on 23 June 2013, 50 km from the ringing site after 1 year 360 days.

Great Black-backed Gull MA07298 was ringed at Badbea, Berriedale (Highland) as a nestling on 26 June 2012 and sighted on the Lossie estuary on 3 July 2013, 50 km from the ringing site after 1 year 7 days.

Great Black-backed Gull MA07304 was ringed at Badbea, Berriedale (Highland) as a nestling on 26 June 2012 and sighted on the Lossie estuary on 17 August 2013, 50 km from the ringing site after 1 year 52 days.

Great Black-backed Gull MA07028 was ringed at Badbea, Berriedale (Highland) as a nestling on 26 June 2003 and sighted on the Lossie estuary on 24 August 2013, 50 km from the ringing site after 10 years 59 days.

Great Black-backed Gull HT92859 was ringed at Ord Point, Helmsdale (Highland) as a nestling on 29 June 2009 and sighted on the Lossie estuary on 22 August 2013, 50 km from the ringing site after 4 years 54 days.

Great Black-backed Gull MA07140 was ringed at Badbea, Berriedale (Highland) as a nestling on 29 June 2007 and sighted on the Lossie estuary on 24 August 2013, 50 km from the ringing site after 6 years 57 days.

Great Black-backed Gull MA07116 was ringed at Ord Point, Helmsdale (Highland) as a nestling on 27 June 2007 and sighted on the Lossie estuary on 1 January 2013, 50 km from the ringing site after 5 years 188 days.

Great Black-backed Gull MA07421 was ringed at Ord Point, Helmsdale (Highland) as a nestling on 25 June 2013 and sighted on the Lossie estuary on 24 August 2013, 50 km from the ringing site after 60 days.

Great Black-backed Gull MA07253 was ringed at Ramscraigs, Dunbeath (Highland) as a nestling on 2 July 2011 and sighted at Loch Spynie on 19 January 2013, 62 km from the ringing site after 1 year 201 days.

Great Black-backed Gull MA07179 was ringed at Ramscraigs, Dunbeath (Highland) as a nestling on 3 July 2010 and sighted on the Lossie estuary on 29 April 2013, 56 km from the ringing site after 2 years 300 days.

Great Black-backed Gull MA07248 was ringed at Ramscraigs, Dunbeath (Highland) as a nestling on 2 July 2011 and sighted on the Lossie estuary on 6 July 2013, 56 km from the ringing site after 2 years 4 days.

Great Black-backed Gull MA09374 was ringed at Rothieholm Head, Stronsay (Orkney) as a nestling on 1 July 2003 and sighted on the Lossie estuary on 1 August 2013, 154 km from the ringing site after 10 years 31 days.

Sandwich Tern DD92262 was ringed on Inner Farne, Farne Islands (Northumberland) on 12 July 2013 and sighted at Findhorn on 22 August 2013.

Sandwich Tern DD92270 was ringed on Inner Farne, Farne Islands (Northumberland) on 12 July 2013 and sighted at Findhorn on 23 August 2013.

Sandwich Tern DE35568 was ringed at the Ythan estuary (Aberdeenshire) on 26 July 2013 and sighted at Findhorn on 22 August 2013.

Sandwich Tern DE81063 was ringed at the Ythan estuary (Aberdeenshire) on 1 July 2013 and sighted at Findhorn on 22 August 2013.

Sandwich Tern DD44592 was ringed at the Ythan estuary (Aberdeenshire) on 10 September 2010 and sighted at Findhorn on 22 August 2013.

Sandwich Tern DE52235 was ringed at the Ythan estuary (Aberdeenshire) on 20 July 2013 and sighted at Findhorn on 22 August 2013.

Sandwich Tern DE81064 was ringed at the Ythan estuary (Aberdeenshire) on 1 July 2013 and sighted at Findhorn on 19 August 2013.

Sandwich Tern DE81012 was ringed at the Ythan estuary (Aberdeenshire) on 27 July 2013 and sighted at Findhorn on 20 August 2013.

Sandwich Tern NR5 was ringed near Stellendam, Zuid-Holland (NETHERLANDS) on 8 June 2013 and sighted at Findhorn on 21 August 2013.

Sandwich Tern DD92434 was ringed on Inner Farne, Farne Islands (Northumberland) on 17 July 2013 and sighted at Findhorn on 21 August 2013.

Sandwich Tern DD83092 was ringed on Inner Farne, Farne Islands (Northumberland) on 12 July 2013 and sighted at Findhorn on 16 August 2013.

Sandwich Tern DE81065 was ringed at the Ythan estuary (Aberdeenshire) on 1 July 2013 and sighted at Findhorn on 20 August 2013.

Sandwich Tern DE10167 was ringed at the Ythan estuary (Aberdeenshire) on 12 June 2008 and sighted at the Lossie estuary on 9 August 2012 and at Findhorn on 20 August 2013.

Sandwich Tern DE81012 was ringed at the Ythan estuary (Aberdeenshire) on 27 July 2013 and sighted at Findhorn on 20 August 2013.

Sandwich Tern DE35677 was ringed at the Ythan estuary (Aberdeenshire) on 20 July 2011 and sighted at Portrush, Londonderry (Northern Ireland) on 11 September 2012 and at Findhorn on 21 August 2013.

Sandwich Tern DE10661 was ringed at the Ythan estuary (Aberdeenshire) on 9 June 2009 and sighted at Luderitz (NAMIBIA) on 30 December 2012, at the Ythan estuary on 4 July 2013 and at Findhorn on 14 August 2013.

Sandwich Tern DE44897 was ringed at the Ythan estuary (Aberdeenshire) on 30 July 2011 and sighted at Walvis Bay (NAMIBIA) on 15 February 2012, at the Ythan estuary on 12 June 2012 and at Findhorn on 14 August 2013.

Sandwich Tern DE10888 was ringed at the Ythan estuary (Aberdeenshire) on 9 June 2009 and sighted at Findhorn on 8 May 2013 and 14 August 2013.

Sandwich Tern DE65698 was ringed at the Ythan estuary (Aberdeenshire) on 13 June 2013 and sighted at Findhorn on 14 August 2013.

Sandwich Tern UKS was ringed on Inner Farne, Farne Islands (Northumberland) on 17 July 2013 and sighted at Findhorn on 13 August 2013.

Sandwich Tern DD25952 was ringed at the Ythan estuary (Aberdeenshire) on 17 June 2003 and sighted at Findhorn on 12 August 2013.

Sandwich Tern DE52037 was ringed at the Ythan estuary (Aberdeenshire) on 15 August 2011 and sighted at Findhorn on 16 August 2013.

Sandwich Tern DE10723 was ringed at the Ythan estuary (Aberdeenshire) on 9 June 2009 and sighted at Findhorn on 17 August 2013.

Sandwich Tern DD93842 was ringed at the Ythan estuary (Aberdeenshire) on 6 June 2008 and sighted at Findhorn on 17 August 2013.

Sandwich Tern DD59474 was ringed at the Ythan estuary (Aberdeenshire) on 30 May 2008 and sighted at Belfast Lough (Co. Antrim) on 17 August 2011, at the Ythan estuary on 23 July 2013 and at Findhorn on 17 August 2013.

Sandwich Tern DE24390 was ringed at the Ythan estuary (Aberdeenshire) on 13 June 2013 and sighted at Findhorn on 17 August 2013.

Sandwich Tern DE52202 was ringed at the Ythan estuary (Aberdeenshire) on 13 July 2013 and sighted at Findhorn on 17 August 2013.

Sandwich Tern DE24736 was ringed at the Ythan estuary (Aberdeenshire) on 17 June 2010 and sighted at Findhorn on 17 August 2013.

Sandwich Tern DE10623 was ringed at the Ythan estuary (Aberdeenshire) on 9 June 2009 and sighted at Findhorn on 15 August 2013.

Sandwich Tern DE10118 was ringed at the Ythan estuary (Aberdeenshire) on 12 June 2008 and sighted at Findhorn on 18 August 2013.

Sandwich Tern DD44537 was ringed at the Ythan estuary (Aberdeenshire) on 30 August 2010, sighted at Sheringham (Norfolk) on 23 September 2012, at the Ythan estuary on 15 June 2013 and at Findhorn on 20 August 2013.

Sandwich Tern DD09541 was ringed at the Ythan estuary (Aberdeenshire) on 11 June 2002, sighted at the Ythan estuary on 24 June 2013, at Girdleness (Aberdeen) on 20 July 2013 and at Findhorn on 21 August 2013.

Sandwich Tern DE35900 was ringed at the Ythan estuary (Aberdeenshire) on 17 August 2010, sighted at Beacon Lagoon (Yorkshire) on 22 July 2012 and at Findhorn 21 August 2013.

Sandwich Tern DE65761 was ringed at the Ythan estuary (Aberdeenshire) on 5 June 2013 and sighted at Findhorn on 18 August 2013.

Sandwich Tern DE52004 was ringed at the Ythan estuary (Aberdeenshire) on 1 August 2011 and sighted at Findhorn on 18 August 2013.

Sandwich Tern DE35539 was ringed at the Ythan estuary (Aberdeenshire) on 28 June 2010 and sighted at Findhorn on 18 August 2013.

Sandwich Tern DE81066 was ringed at the Ythan estuary (Aberdeenshire) on 1 July 2013 and sighted at Findhorn on 17 August 2013.

Sandwich Tern DE65972 was ringed at the Ythan estuary (Aberdeenshire) on 13 June 2013 and sighted at Findhorn on 17 August 2013.

Sandwich Tern DE35676 was ringed at the Ythan estuary (Aberdeenshire) on 20 July 2011 and sighted at Findhorn on 17 August 2013.

Siskin Y637332 was ringed at Morar (Highland) on 29 May 2012 and caught again at Keith (NJ4250) on 23 April 2013, 184 km from the ringing site after 329 days.

Siskin D043438 was ringed at Keith (NJ4250) on 7 April 2013 and caught again at Inverarnie (Highland) on 11 May 2013, 75 km from the ringing site after 34 days.

Siskin L997152 was ringed at Selkirk (Borders) on 21 April 2012 and caught again at Keith (NJ4250) on 9 April 2013, 223 km from the ringing site after 353 days.

Siskin D010892 was ringed at Brandon (Suffolk) on 30 March 2013 and caught again at Keith (NJ4250) on 29 April 2013, 610 km from the ringing site after 30 days.

Siskin D025888 was ringed at Humshaugh (Northumberland) on 14 March 2013 and caught again at Keith (NJ4250) on 29 April 2013, 283 km from the ringing site after 46 days.

Siskin D139472 was ringed at Newton (Lancashire) on 5 May 2013 and caught again at Keith (NJ4250) on 16 May 2013, 402 km from the ringing site after 11 days.

Siskin Y273680 was ringed at West Moor (Tyne and Wear) on 9 April 2013 and caught again at Keith (NJ4250) on 26 April 2013, 293 km from the ringing site after 17 days.

Siskin Y707995 was ringed at Thetford (Norfolk) on 18 March 2013 and caught again at Cairnfield, Buckie (NJ4162) on 21 May 2013, 628 km from the ringing site after 64 days.

Siskin L825633 was ringed at Keith (NJ4250) on 30 June 2011 and caught again at Pope’s Hill (Gloucestershire) on 17 March 2013, 636 km from the ringing site after 626 days.

Goldfinch D052757 was ringed at Gibraltar Point, Skegness (Lincolnshire) on 21 October 2012 and caught again at Buckie (NJ4364) on 24 April 2013, 548 km from the ringing site after 185 days.

Siskin D277622 was ringed at Wigan (Greater Manchester) on 23 February 2013 and caught again at Keith (NJ4250) on 13 April 2013, 447 km from the ringing site after 49 days.

Great Tit L135379 was ringed at Strone, Newtonmore (Highland) on 20 October 2011 and caught again at Keith (NJ4250) on 25 February 2013, 87 km from the ringing site after 494 days.

Shag 1460030 was ringed at Bullers of Buchan (Aberdeenshire) on 10 June 2012 and found dead at Covesea (NJ1871) on 9 January 2013, 100 km from the ringing site after 213 days.

Siskin D000086 was ringed at Dunbeath (Caithness) on 1 July 2012 and caught again at Clochan (NJ4060) on 23 February 2013, 76 km from the ringing site after 237 days.

Siskin Y609526 was ringed at West Tofts (Norfolk) on 22 April 2012 and caught again at Clochan (NJ4060) on 29 Jan 2013, 617 km from the ringing site after 282 days.

Siskin D253456 was ringed at Claregate (West Midlands) on 12 March 2013 and caught again at Clochan (NJ4060) on 21 April 2013, 560km from the ringing site after 40 days.

Siskin Y656764  was ringed at Fern (Angus) on 5 April 2013 and caught again at Clochan (NJ4060) on 1 May 2013, 99 km from the ringing site after 26 days.

Goldfinch D210676 was ringed at Clochan (NJ4060) on 23 February 2013 and found dead at Baile Mor (Argyll and Bute) on 4 May 2013, 251 km from the ringing site after 70 days.

Siskin Y769863 was ringed at Clochan (NJ4060) on 30 April 2012 and caught again at Great Livermore (Suffolk) on 16 February 2013, 638 km from the ringing site after 292 days.

Siskin Y769980 was ringed at Clochan (NJ4060) on 9 May 2012 and caught again at Skeld (Shetland) on 5 May 2013, 299 km from the ringing site after 361 days.

Siskin Y889138 was ringed at Clochan (NJ4060) on 29 July 2012 and caught again at Dunmurry (Antrim) on 3 April 2013, 389 km from the ringing site after 248 days.

Greenfinch TR75213 was ringed at Clochan (NJ4060) on 19 October 2012 and caught again at Fort Augustus (Highland) on 31 March 2013, 116 km from the ringing site after 163 days.

Siskin Y889286 was ringed at Clochan (NJ4060) on 6 October 2013 and caught again at Low Waters, Hamilton (South Lanarkshire) on 29 January 2013, 217 km from the ringing site after 115 days.

Great Skua HT56188 was ringed at Stourdale, Hoy (Orkney) on 29 June 1995 and found dead at Lossiemouth (NJ2867) on 15 June 2013, 133 km from the ringing site after 6561 days.

Herring Gull GG88707 was ringed at Ord of Caithness, Helmsdale (Highland) on 20 June 1992 and found dead at Lossiemouth (NJ2669) on 20 June 2013, 53 km from the ringing site after 7670 days.

Siskin Y769803 was ringed at Clochan (NJ4060) on 27 April 2012 and caught again at Lockerbie (Dumfries and Galloway) on 22 April 2013, 279 km from the ringing site after 360 days.

Siskin D210740 was ringed at Clochan (NJ4060) on 21 April 2013 and caught again at Inverness (Highland) on 1 May 2013, 76 km from the ringing site after 10 days.