Chouet Landfill was shrouded in early morning mist today before the sun broke through. The partial albino Lesser Black-backed Gull, which I have seen on Lihou Island, was again at the landfill.
LBBG - with some albinoism - at Chouet landfill 16 March 2010 - PKV
Chouet landfill in early morning mist - 16 March 2010 - PKV
The highlight of a reasonable session at the landfill was the sighting of Lesser Black-backed Gull White 9.Z7. Not only was this gull ringed in our garden (on 24 May 2009) as an adult male, but Catherine and I saw it almost 1,500km away at Quarteira, Algarve, Portugal in December 2009. This is the first of our LBBGs that I have personally seen in Iberia and then back here in Guernsey.
LBBG White 9.Z7 Quarteira, Portugal - September 2009 - Michael Davis
LBBG White 9.Z7 Quarteira, Portugal - December 2009 - Morten Helberg
LBBG White 9.Z7 Chouet landfill, Guernsey, 16 March 2010 - PKV
19 colour ringed LBBGs were observed - all from my project. Of these only White 7.T1 (unreported over the winter) was a new arrival back.
LBBG White 3.T7 Chouet landfill 16 March 2010 - PKV
LBBG White 5.Z0 Chouet landfill 16 March 2010 - PKV
LBBG Jersey E 5877 Chouet Landfill 16 March 2010 (ringed as a chick on 05/07/1994 in Sark) - PKV