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Sunday, January 10, 2010

The Year Gets off to a Good Start at Chouet landfill

The year got off to a very good start with several thousand gulls at Chouet Landfill - mostly Herring Gulls, but also 150+ Great Black-backed Gulls and six Lesser Black-backed Gulls.

84 Herring Gull ring reads - including Orange JR.2T ringed at Pitsea, Essex, England  on 21 November 2009 (Paul Roper) and seen 27 December 2009 at Grandcamp-Maisy, Calvados, France (Gilbert Vimard) before turning up at Chouet landfill, Guernsey on 30th December 2009.

Orannge JR.2T at Chouet landfill Beach

Nine colour ringed Great Black-backed Gulls - four from Guernsey, and five from France - Blue 47D, Blue 77C and Blue 30C (all from Gilles Le Guillou's project based at Le Havre, Seine-Maritime, France -all recorded before in Guernsey), and Green A87 (first recorded in Guernsey 16 October 2008) and Green E.87  from Chausey Islands, Manche, France (Seb Provost) - (first sighting in Guernsey...although it had been seen at Portland Bill, Dorset, England on 22/10/09 by Martin Cade, Portland Bill Bird Observatory).

Blue 30C at Chouet landfill Beach July 09

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