It proved to be an eventful hour before work at Chouet today, with a very good showing of Lesser Black-backed Gulls - including c60 of my colour ringed birds. The most exciting of these was Black 4.T0, which was ringed as a chick on Burhou, Alderney on 09 July 2010. As commented before on this blog relatively few "Guernsey" LBBGs return to the Bailiwick in their first summer. It is always exciting to see them when they do!
Other interest was provided by two adult Yellow-legged Gulls - one of which was metal-ringed (but I could not read the address or the code). One final highlight from yesterday was a single juvenile Mediterranean Gull at Rousse, seen while Catherine was swimming.