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What the rings reveal

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They are of the race islandica , a sub species of the nominate race, limosa. The first sighting of it after being rung was close to the town of Utena in north-east Lithuania on 11 July 2015. Rings are not the only way of marking birds, and with a number of species wing tags are more often used.

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Fur and Fangs rather than Feathers and Beaks

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There’s also a much greater variety of species of deer living here now than than there were four or five hundred years ago, for along with our native Roe and Red Deer we also have large populations of Fallow, Sika, Reeves’s Muntjac and Chinese Water Deer. Reeves’s Muntjac , a highly successful invasive species in the UK.

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