History of ‘K3H’: Ringed as an adult on 30/11/08 at North Duffield Carrs, it was then sighted early at the start of 2009 on the 3rd, 6th & 8th of January, still present at N.D.Carrs in February (seen on 19th & 26th) and last recorded in March on the 7th & 16th.
On the day that K3H was caught and ringed, so were 18 other birds (all fitted with darvics), and out of those we’ve had recoveries from 3 individuals to Iceland (listed below), and a number of the other birds have also been seen during subsequent winters throughout the valley.
30/11/08 - Whoopers to Iceland:
W24881 (K3F), ringed as a 4 on 30/11/08, recovered on 08/07/09 in Kollsa, Hrutafjordur, Stranda, Iceland (found dead). Distance 1706 Km.
W24868, ringed as a 4 on 30/11/08, recovered on 16/06/11 in Hvalnes, Lansfjardur, Austurskaftafellssa, Iceland (found dead). Distance 1407 Km.