SWIFT TERNS

This is not Hermanus Bird Club news, but a project each and everyone of us can contribute to.

Davide Gaglio writes “The Swift Tern Team is glad to share some very interesting insights on this species with you. In the last months juvenile ringed Swift Terns (from Robben Island) have been found nearby Swakopmund and Sandwich Harbour (Namibia) and Bird Island in Algoa Bay (Eastern Cape) showing a dispersal pattern following two directions (North and East). We also have been re-sighting ringed adult breeders in Robben Island this year, finding several ages in the colony from 4 to 20 years old and we found an adult ringed in 1979 in Marcus Island making the maximum longevity know of 34 years. Swift Terns are still around and with the nice weather coming up, we really hope we are going to get further information on this wonderful species.
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