Quite a few of the Lesser Black-backed Gulls are now courting - even in the landfill, while new arrivals continue to trickle in.
LBBGs courting at Chouet Landfill 17 March 2010 - PKV
Gulls feeding at Chouet landfill - 17 March 2010 - PKV
Chouet Landfill Tipping Face - 17 March 2010 - PKV
GBBG Orange GC9.T Chouet landfill 17 March 2010 - PKV
Amongst the 16 Guernsey cr Lesser Black-backed Gulls seen today was White 3.T4 (ringed as an adult at Chouet landfill as an adult female on 04 June 2009, and seen on 17 September 2009 at Fonte da Telha Beach, Setubal, Portugal (Rob Voesten & Stef Waasdorp).
Other cr Great Black-backed Gulls seen today included Black 64E (Le Havre, France - Gilles Le Guillou) and Green E.33 (Chausey Islands, France- Seb Provost) - both already known in Guernsey (although the Chausey bird had not been seen for six months).
GBBG E.33 Chouet Landfil Beach - 17 March 2010 - PKV