We've just received word of one of our Sandwich terns we colour ringed in the summer. One of the birds hatched and fledged from Hodbarrow this year has turned up in Namibia. The colour ring was read and reported back to us here in Cumbria last week.
Bird C34 has flown (probably not in a straight line) over 5421 miles to Nimibia. Namibia is below the equator and currently a balmly 18 degrees Celsius with bright sunshine (No wonder you left Cumbria C34!). The wee map below shows you where C34 is in relation to us. This is a lot further south than we thought we would get with the re-sightings. It will be good to see if any other re-sightings come in of the 50 birds we rung.
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