Great Black-backed Gull Black J1063 - Chouet - PKV
The highlight of another superb early morning session at Chouet today was the sighting of Great Black-backed Gull Black J1063 - a 1st summer bird , which had been ringed as a chick at Bergestholmen, Mandal, Vest-Agder, Norway on 23/06/09 (Finn Jorgensen).
Two of the regular French-ringed Great Black-backed Gulls were also on view (Blue 47D and Green E.71), along with three of the Lesser Black-backed Gulls ringed by the Severn Estuary Gull Group at the landfills around Gloucester, England. It is believed that all three of these birds (Blue ACE, Blue CHN and White 1DH) have bred in the Channel Islands this year.
Another excellent sighting was Lesser Black-backed Gull Black 4.L7, which had been ringed as a chick on Sark in July 2010.