LBBG White 8.Z0 at Chouet landfill Beach 25 January 2009 - PKV
LBBG White 8.Z0 at Guidel Plage, Morbihan, France - 04 February 2010 - Seph Guerin
LBBG White 8.Z0 back at Chouet landfill - 08 February 2010 - PKV
Also back today, amongst the 35+ Lesser Black-backed Gulls seen at Chouet landfill and its adjacent beach was White 0.Z6. This adult female had been ringed in our garden at Ty Coed, Vale Marais, Guernsey on 05/07/08, and I saw it eight times in 2009 from 22 March to 09 August, but its wintering grounds both in 2008/09 and 2009/10 remain unknown.
LBBG White 0.Z6 at Chouet landfill Beach 09/08/09 - PKV
A total of 69 cr Herring Gulls was recorded – all Guernsey birds – except Yellow 3B1 and Green ACY from Jersey. The former had been ringed as a chick on mainland Jersey in June 1999 (by the late Bob Burrows) and been recorded in several subsequent winters at Noirmoitier island, Vendee, France. Green ACY was ringed as a chick by Ian Buxton on Les Ecrehous Reef off the east coast of Jersey in the summer 2000/01 and been seen in Guernsey 10 times during 2009. This was its first sighting in 2010.
Two well-known French ringed Great Black-backed Gulls were recorded – Green E.30 and Green E87 – both birds ringed by Seb Provost on the Chausey Islands in the summer of 2009.