Also on Lihou the early Herring and Great Black-backed Gulls appear to be sitting on nests, while others are clearly holding territories. The Lesser Black-backed Gulls were also loafing in the breeding areas...and there was no sign of the Snowy Owl...let us hope it stays that way for the summer!
Catherine checking gulls on Lihou 14 April 10 - PKV
Violets on Lihou -Catherine Veron
Herring Gull 4H4 on Lihou (ringed as a chick on Lihou June 2001 - Jamie Hooper) - PKV
Meanwhile a very good early morning session at Chouet Landfill and Chouet Landfill Beach resulted in 33 colour ringed LBBGs being recorded. This included two more new birds (one of which - White 8.T5) had been recorded in Asturias, Spain in September 2009 (Adolfo Villaverde).
LBBG White 8.T5 Chouet landfill - PKV
LBBG White 0.V4 Chouet landfill - PKV
White 3.T3 Chouet Landfill - PKV
LBBG White 6S7 Chouet landfill - PKV
LBBG White 2.U0 Chouet landfill Beach (CLB) - PKV
LBBG White 1.T9 CLB - PKV
LBBG White 7.T4 CLB - PKV
Herring Gull 5.XX8 CLB - PKV
Herring Gull 5.XX8 as a chick on Herm 01 July 2009 - PKV