Wherever it went...it was very good to see the first of my Lesser Black-backed Gulls back home!
Other than that it was a very good 2 hour session from first light at Chouet landfill - with my first 100+ colour ringed gulls day of the year - 99 Herring, 1 Lesser Black-backed and 10 Great Black-backed gulls.
One Herring Gull (Green BTJ) ringed as a chick on Les Ecrehous reef, Jersey in June 2000.
Six French Great Black-backed Gulls - three Chausey Islands (Seb Provost) - Green A87, Green B.36 and Green E.30 and three Seine-Maritime (Gilles Le Guillou) (Blue 26C, Blue 73D and Black 28E).
Green A87 - ringed Chausey, France
Great B B Gulls - Yellow 0J2 (Guernsey) and Blue 26C (Seine-Maritime, France)
Herring Gull 1.AA0 Chouet landfill Beach
Herring |Gull 5.ZZ5 Chouet landfill Beach
Two bonuses today were a near adult Yellow-legged Gull at the landfill this morning and a Barn Owl which drifted across the road at dawn as I drove out to Pembroke bay.
Hundreds of Fieldfares and Redwings enjoying the thawed out Common and football pitches near home!