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Thursday, August 7, 2014

71 - A New Record for Mediterranean Gulls in Guernsey!

Only a few years ago if anyone had told me we could see more than 70 Mediterranean Gulls on one beach in Guernsey, I would have laughed - not possible! Well...that's exactly what I saw on Bellegreve Bay yesterday on the way home form work. The flock was growing all the time as new birds flew no doubt it ended up larger than my count! Amongst the 71 birds counted were a staggering 60 juveniles, including two more birds ringed in France (Green RT03 and RE37.) Amongst the 11 full-grown birds was the well-known Belgian bird White E898.
Mediterranean Gull White E898 at BGB (C) PKV

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