Hot on the heals of the report on 19 July of one of my Herring Gulls being seen in Seaton, Devon, England comes a report from the same location (different observer) of a second Herring Gull ringed at Chouet in May 2011 - White 7CF2.
Also yesterday came news from NW Spain (Antonio Gutierrez and José Vidal) of the first of the 2011 ringed adult Lesser Black-backed Gulls being seen back in NW Spain (A Coruna). Hopefully this will be the first of many such sightings this autumn!
Finally today I enclosed a peaceful hour recording gulls at Chouet. Nothing unusual, although there are still very few juvenile gulls on the beaches.
LBBG Black 8J0 Chouet Landfill Beach June 2011 - PKV