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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Long Distance Kingfisher

A kingfisher trapped and released at Orford Ness on the Suffolk coast was originally ringed in Poland some 620 miles away. The previous longest recorded distance was 603 miles. We'll know a more accurate distance when we discover where in Poland the bird was ringed.

The National Trust said cold weather could have led to the bird migrating from Eastern Europe.

1 comment:

Tricia said...

Just seen this... what an amazing distance.. had no idea Kingfishers travelled..