We've known for some time now that some Herring Gulls seen in Guernsey in summer are non-breeding adults from colonies in SW England or NW France, but the latest example is one of the most distant birds to be here in summer. White 3FA1 was ringed at Chouet Landfill, Guernsey as a full adult male on 23 May 2012. It was subsequently reported a couple of times in January 2014 at St Clément des Baleines, Charente-Maritime, France. Most recently it has been observed nesting on Cote Sauvage, Ille d'Yeu, Vendée - a straight line distance form Chouet of 345 km.
|Movements of Herring Gull W3FA1|