Pied Avocet
scientific name: 
Recurvirostra avosetta
EURING code: 

Combination of a red coded (2 white alpha-numeric) 10mm. high ring (on the tibia of both legs) and metal ring (on right tarsus).

note 1 : the 2 white characters are 1 alpha followed by 1 numeric, e.g. A5, C2, E9.

note 2 : the characters on left and right legs are identical, and unique to that bird.

note 3 : ring codes are read from the bottom up.

note 4 : these rings have been applied to juveniles reared at a new colony (started in 2007) near Ely, Cambridgeshire. Rings are readable through a good telescope at distances of up to 100m.

email sighting submit: 
snailmail sighting submit: 
Tony Martin, Wigeon House, Dunkirk, Little Downham, Ely, Cambs, UK CB6 2TY.
colour-ring type: 
Legrings : combination of coded.
colour-ring colour: 
Red [R]
colour-ring code: 
Two alpha-numeric code (2 letters/numbers).
countries where ringed: 
United Kingdom.