It all came together this morning at Chouet. My first three colour ringed gulls were all foreign-ringed Lesser Black-backed Gulls :- Blue DKV from Gloucester, England (Severn Estuary Gull Group), Red 83F from Flintshire, Wales (Ian Spence), and Blue G.LAN from Belgium (Eric Stienen). Incredibly a fourth foreign LBBG was also spotted Red 0AF from Flatholm, Wales (Brian Bailey). In addition I managed to find 22 of my own cr LBBGs - including ten birds recorded back for the first time this spring (six of which had been seen in Iberia over the winter).
LBBG Red 0AF Chouet 26/02/11 - PKV
LBBG Red 83F Chouet 26/02/11 - PKV
LBBG White 1.T4 Chouet 26/02/11 - PKV
LBBG Black 2.L8 Chouet 26/02/11 - PKV