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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Yellow-legged Gull Back for Another Season?!

Almost to the day Yellow-legged Gull White 1CA9 has been spotted again in Guernsey. This bird was caught and ringed as an adult at Chouet Landfill in May 2011. It was then not seen again until the 15th February 2012, when it turned up again at Chouet. I then recorded it several times up to 21st April. I saw it again on 16 August...and then nothing...until yesterday when it re-appeared at Chouet. I do not know where this gull nests, presumably in a mixed pair with a Herring Gull somewhere in the Channel Islands? Now there’s a challenge for Island birders this summer – find where this Yellow-legged Gull is nesting, and confirm what species is its partner?!
Yellow-legged Gull White 1CA9 at Chouet landfill August 2012

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