Some hard work at Chouet Landfill this morning and then around the northern beaches today paid off handsomely with 47 colour ring reads on Lesser Black-backed Gulls. The last ring observed was at Chouet Beach - Blue J73E - a bird ringed as a chick on Rauna, Vest-Agder, Norway in July 2002. This bird has been recorded back in Vest-Agder in 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2012.
The increase in records for Yellow-legged Gull continued with a 2nd winter bird on Chouet landfill Beach (this is my 7th confirmed sighting this year).
Gulls at Chouet Landfill - (c) PKV