1 Tahrcountry Musings: The Kingfisher that flew from Poland to England

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The Kingfisher that flew from Poland to England

My British contacts have sent me this amazing story of a Kingfisher that flew to England from Poland and in the process set a record.

The kingfisher that had been ringed in Poland has been caught and released in Suffolk’s Orford Ness reserve. The Kingfisher must have flown around 1,000km. Once it is discovered where in Poland the kingfisher was ringed an accurate distance will be known.

Even though Kingfishers that have been rung in Germany and Spain have been caught previously this is a new record for the distance travelled.

The previous record set by a British kingfisher for migration was a bird ringed in Marloes, Pembrokeshire, and found in Irun, Spain

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