After a reasonably quiet period, things have really picked up with gull movements over the last couple of days. Early morning visits to Chouet and Pembroke have resulted in sightings of Great Black-backed Gulls from Rainham, Greater London (Orange PF6T. -North Thames Gull Group), Chausey Islands, Manche, France (Green J.60 - Seb Provost), Seine-Maritime, France (Blue 47D - Gilles Le Guillou) and several of my own birds (including three cr juveniles - Yellow 0.PP0, 0.XX7 and 0.VV6).
Lesser Black-backed Gulls have not been outdone either. Today Blue JLL was seen on L'Ancresse Common. This gull was ringed at Gloucester Landfill, England (SEGG) on 22 May 2010, then seen (presumably on passage) in Guernsey at L'Ancresse on 01 August 2010. It is ten days later passing through this year! Also today on Chouet landfill Beach was LBBG White C+G - a juvenile ringed by Peter Rock this summer in one of the cities in SW England.
Finally Lesser Black-backed Gull Black 6.V4 was seen on Chouet Landfill Beach - one of my 2010 chicks from Burhou, Alderney.
LBBG White C+G Chouet Landfill Beach - PKV
LBBG Blue JLL L'Ancresse Common - PKV
Gull Flock L'Ancresse Common - PKV
Gulls on Chouet Landfill Beach - PKV
GBBG Orange PF6T. Chouet Landfill Beach - PKV
GBBG Yellow 0.CC8 Chouet Landfill Beach - PKV
LBBG Black 6.V4 Chouet Landfill Beach - PKV
LBBG Black 7L0 Chouet Landfill Beach - PKV
LBBG Black 6AA6 Chouet Landfill Beach PKV