News came in today of one of the LBBG chicks ringed on Burhou, Alderney last year. The bird (Black 7AP1) was unfortunately found dead on Casablanca Beach, Morocco (a straight line distance of nearly 1,900 km). While northern populations of LBBGs regularly reach NW Africa in winter, this is less usual for gulls from the southern populations (like Guernsey)...so it is always very valuable to receive such reports. My thanks to Amine Charif for reporting his find.
LBBG Black 7AP1 Burhou July 2012. This little bundle of feathers made it all the way to Africa!