On Saturday 16 October I ringed my first gulls in three months, when Phil Alexander (who is the latest trainee bird ringer under the Channel Islands Bird Ringing Scheme) and I caught seven Herring Gulls at Chouet landfill. Although we will only be able to trap a very small sample of Herring Gulls at the landfill over the winter, I am nevertheless very pleased to be able to do this, as all my Herring Gulls colour ringed over the past two years have been ringed during the summer months. I strongly suspect that some of the Herring Gulls (particularly the juvenile birds) are birds that were born on the south coast of England or the adjacent Normandy and Brittany coasts of France, but it will be very nice to see if this is indeed the case (assuming we can colour ring a reasonable (if small) sample).
Phil Alexander with Herring Gull White 7.AH3 - Chouet landfill - PKV
Herring Gull White 7.AH6 Chouet Landfill - PKV