Lesser Black-backed Gull (L. fuscus)
This bird, C-61.741, was ringed as a chick in Simo, near the city of Oulu, on 13.7.1957. More than two years later (25.9.1959) the bird was found shot in Cocos Islands, northwest of Australia. It has travelled a distance of 10478 km and is still the furthest recovery of Finnish Lesser Black-backed Gulls.
HT-017.100 was ringed as a chick in Dragsfjärd, southwestern Finland, on 9.6.1973. It was killed almost 33 years later (30.4.2006) at a waste disposal site in Parainen, southwestern Finland. This bird holds the longevity record of birds ringed in Finland.
ST-178.394 was ringed as a fledgling on 29.6.1996 in Hämeenkyrö county, Pirkanmaa. The metal ring was sighted with a telescope on 3.1.2000 and 7.1.2000 in Fort Worth, Texas (USA). This is the westernmost recovery of a Finnish bird, as well as being the first Finnish-ringed bird sighting in the USA. The bird was back again to it's wintering quarters in Texas on 30.11.2000.
Me ha dejado especialmente impresionado el dato de la sombría, anillada en Finlandia y recuperada en...¡Australia!