White Storks in the UK

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Subject: White Storks in the UK
From: "simon starr" <>
Date: Sun, 25 Apr 2004 20:58:09 +1000
The following is the latest on the British Storks taken from Birdguides
weekly roundup of rarity news.

"The pair of White Storks from last week in West Yorkshire have been
present throughout the week at Horbury Wyke, with both birds performing
well and nest-building (much to the delight of the media!) The origins of
these birds have been traced by the BTO ringing unit (
The metal-ringed bird has a French ring P6222. It was found in poor
condition in Calais on 18th September 2002 and taken into care. It was
then ringed and released at Villeneuve d'Ascq (near Lille in northern
France) on 25th February 2003. The second bird (ringed M5638 with blue
Darvic 027) was ringed as a free-flying adult male at an animal park at
Mechelen, Belgium in April 2002. When initially ringed, it was wearing a
blue 'chicken ring' so was presumed to be an escaped bird."

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