The lower tide and calmer weather this morning resulted in near perfect conditions for viewing the gull flock at L’Eree Beach just after dawn. Amongst the 350 Lesser Black-backed Gulls were 19 of my birds colour-ringed in the Bailiwick of Guernsey, together with the relatively long-staying juvenile bird (White C+G) from Bath, England. The LBBGs included a 2009 chick – Black 0.F6 (from Burhou, Alderney) and a 2010 chick (Black 4.F1) from Sark. Eleven cr Great Black-backed Gulls were present in the flock of 150 birds – these included yet another new bird from Cornwall (the fourth in as many days), the Norwegian bird (Black JX14) first seen yesterday, and three French birds (all previously seen on Guernsey – Black 34H and Blue 47D from Le Havre, Seine-Maritime and Green E.41 from Chausey Islands).
GBBG White L:AS1 (from Cornwall, England) PKV
LBBGs and GBBGs L'Eree Beach - PKV