While our gull research projects are still relatively young, we do know that few of our locally breeding Herring Gulls disperse as far as 1,000km from the Channel Islands. However, White 5CK9 is one such bird! Ringed at Chouet Landfill in May 2011, this bird probably nests on Sark. It has already been seen at Coruna, Spain by Juan Cabeza (09/02/2013), but I've just received a report from Helder Vieira that this bird is now in Porto, Portugal - see below!
The Movements of Herring Gull White 5CK9
Herring Gull White 5CK9
|Date||Reporting Circumstance||Location||Country||Observer||From First KM||Days Elapsed|
|18/05/2011||initial ringing||Chouet Landfill||GUERNSEY||Veron; Paul et al|
|26/06/2012||colour ring sighting||Sark Harbour||SARK||Veron; Paul K||17||405|
|09/02/2013||colour ring sighting||Boca do Rio, Porto do Son, A Coruna||SPAIN||Cabeza; Juan||903||633|
|24/01/2014||colour ring sighting||Aguda; Porto||PORTUGAL||Vieira; Helder||1054||982|