There were also relatively few Great Black-backed Gulls today (c 70) ...but a new one was seen - Black 64E from Seine-Maritime, France (Gilles Le Guillou), along with Blue 47D a well known gull from the same area and same project.
Finally...amonst a group of young Herring Gulls on Pembroke Bay I saw Pale Blue 263 - a gull ringed in the Le Havre area, France (Christine Blaize).
All in all...another fine (if not quite typical day).
LBBG Brown 6HF Chouet landfill - PKV
Herring Gull Pale Blue 263 - Pembroke Bay - PKV
Great B B Gull Black 64E Chouet Landfill - PKV
An update from yesterday - Peter Stewart has informed me that Lesser Black-backed Gull Blue CZU (recorded at Chouet landfill on 05/02/10) had been ringed as an adult at Stoke Orchard landfill, Gloucester, England on 23/02/08. It had then been seen several more times in the Gloucester area in February and November 2008, before being seen at Bowley, Great Harwood, Lancashire, England on 03/08/09. It was then back in Gloucestershire in November 2009 (up to 4th)...then at Colmenar Viejo Landfill, Madrid, Spain (Delfin Gonzalez) on 31/01/10 (only five days before being seen in Guernsey).
It is fascinating to see how late some of these Lesser Black-backed Gulls stay in England in winter...and how early they return.