The surprise of another very enjoyable early morning was the re-sighting of Lesser Black-backed Gull White 1DH.
This adult gull was ringed at Gloucester Landfill
, England in March 2004, and it has wintered ever since at the landfills of NW France
(Alain Fossé). It has been seen in three separate autumns on migration in Guernsey
, but never before in spring. Today's sighting was even more surprising as this gull (which again wintered in France in 2009/10) was seen back at Gloucester on 02 March 2010 (John Sanders). No doubt it will not stay long in Guernsey before returning to the South-west of England
(where it no doubt breeds).
LBBG White 1DH Chouet landfill Beach 23 March 2010 - PKV
Around 400 LBBGs were on the beach and in the landfill this morning, including 15 of my cr birds (although none was a new sighting for the year - indicating that there has been little passage over the past 24 hours or so).
LBBG White 0.U3 Chouet Landfill Beach 23 March 2010 - PKV
LBBG White 3.T8 CLB - 23/03/10 - PKV
LBBG White 8.Z8 CLB 23/03/10 - PKV
GBBG Yellow 0P3 CLB - 23/03/10 - PKV
GBBG Yellow 0J0 CLB - 23/03/10 - PKV
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