Med Gull Update

Back during 30 Days Wild, on the 6th June I included a sighting of a first summer plumage Mediterranean gull that I photographed on Ibsley Water. At the time I suggested that I thought it had been ringed in Ireland and the ringer is indeed based there, however it turns out it was not ringed there, but on Coquet Island in Northumberland. It was one of only nine nestlings colour-ringed there in 2018 and had not been seen again until I saw it and does not seem to have been seen since either.

colour-ringed Med gull

colour-ringed Mediterranean gull

I am still awaiting details of a colour-ringed lesser black-backed gull I saw the other day, which looks as though it has come from the Channel Islands.

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