First WTE observed with rings on the feeding ground this season was B279
on black&blue ring on the left ankle. Black&blue mean that it was ringed in 2009
so it is a 4th winter
White over red on the country ring tell that this eagle was ringed in Finland SW Archipelago
which may include wider coastal areas, too. (Details are kept unkonown for public.) From now on this code will be shortened as SW Fin
On 30 Dec 2012, 10:59 Urmas wrote:
B279 is our old fellow from Uusimaa, Finland.
He was observed during last three winters in the feeder. Also its brother A278 has been seen, but not so frequently. B278 was photographed also in April 2012 in western Estonia by Tarvo Valker.
Renno's comments on this bird:
On 21 Jan 2012, 13:31 renno wrote:
This bird with ring B279 is born in 2010 somewhere in SW-Finland, most probably somewhere on Turku islands. We will forward this observation to Finnish Ringing Centre. We all saw this bird here also last winter, last time exactly year ago - 20th Jan 2011!
A few days later Renno corrected the year of ringing. (viewtopic.php?p=124794#p124794
24 Jan 2012, 10:36 renno wrote:
This is our old friend from SW-Finland born in 2009. Few days ago I mistakenly wrote that this bird was born in 2010 but 2009 is correct year (3rd winter bird). We saw this bird last time three days ago.
B279 was a frequent visitor at the feeding ground last winter in the previous season. It was observed there altogether six times: on Jan 21 and 24, and Feb 17, 18, 19, and 20 in 2012.