A cold NE wind this morning at Chouet Landfill Beach reminded me that it is still early spring in Guernsey! Not that the cool weather put the gulls off...there were good numbers at the landfill. A one hour watch at the adjacent beach resulted in c 160 ring reads (110 LBBGs, 40 Herring Gulls and 11 GBBGs). I'm always thrilled to record our colour ringed LBBGs returning at this time of year, but other highlights were a Herring Gull (Yellow C+Z) ringed by Peter Rock in SW England, and another new GBBG (Black 43S) ringed by Gilles Le Guillou at Seine-Maritime, France.
|GBBG Black 43S from Seine-Maritime, France (c) PKV|
|Herring Gull Yellow C+Z from SW England (c) PKV|