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Friday, June 3, 2011

Seabird Monitoring Visit to Jethou

Yesterday the Guernsey Seabird Monitoring Team visited Jethou Island, with the kind permission of the owner Dr Peter Ogden. It was a very valuable visit, confirming that 2011 is the earliest breeding season for European Shag in the Bailiwick of Guernsey since I began visits to the colonies here back in 1980!

96 seabird chicks were ringed - 88 Shag, six Great Black-backed Gulls and two Little Egrets.

31 adult colour ringed gulls from my long-term study were located in their breeding colonies (30 Herring and one Lesser Black-backed Gull)- which is a very exciting contribution to the study.

A full account of the visit with more photos can be found at:-

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