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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

German Black-headed Gull in Guernsey!

After a quick session at Chouet this morning, I drove down the west coast to try to find a few migrant  Mediterranean Gulls. There was one at Pembroke Beach and one at Saline Beach. However, they were eclipsed by a juvenile Black-headed Gull on Saline Beach with a Yellow Colour ring. The code ACZ0 revealed that this bird had been ringed as recently as 17 June 2011 at Leese Stolzenau, Kreis Nienburg, Niedersachsen, Germany by Jorg Hadasch. It was amazing to think that such a  young gull, still in very juvenile plumage should fly at least 900 km in such a short time!
Black-headed Gull Yellow ACZ0 Saline Beach, Guernsey - 12 July 2011 - PKV

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