Dunlin

Since 2011 we colour mark Dunlin adults to enable individual recognition in the field and be possible to follow broods and get data on breeding fenology, territory and nest-site fidelity as well as annual survival. The combination we use is an engraved yellow flag with black alphabet combination of three letters on left tibia and a dark-blue plastic c-ring together with a metal ring on right leg, on tibia and tarsus, respectively.

A colour-marked Dunlin

In 2016, eight individuals were fitted with geolocators attached to a green flag on the tibia. These individuals have been marked using a combinations of colour rings: always a green flag and blue colour ring on the right tibia, and a combination of two colour rings on the left tibia. The metal ring is on the left tarsus.

Dunlin from 2016 with geolocotor on the green flag.
Dunlin from 2016 with geolocotor on the green flag.

 

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