Interestingly too four of the colour ringed birds have arrived back in Guernsey...only to leave again after a few days...one to Gloucester landfill, England and the others to landfill sites in NW France. Perhaps the cold weather is damping their enthusiasm for spring...although Lesser Black-backed Gulls can now be seen pairing and in courtship behaviour at Chouet landfill and on the beaches here.
Also of interest are reports from John Sanders that he has seen three of the foreign cr Lesser Black-backed Gulls recorded at Chouet landfill this spring only a couple of days later at Gloucester landfill, England. These were Red D.M and White B:B (both birds from Peter Rock's) project and also Y528 (from Iceland). Sightings such as this really reveal the benefits of colour ringing!
Gulls at Chouet Beach 10 March 2010 - PKV
LBBG White 0.U8 Chouet landfill 09 March 2010 - PKV
LBBG White 1.T0 Chouet landfill Beach 10 March 2010 - PKV
LBBG White 5.Z0 at Chouet landfill 09 March 2010 (back from Spain)
LBBG White 2.T6 Chouet landfill 09 March 2010 - PKV
LBBG White 7S6 Chouet lanldfill 09 March 2010 - PKV
LBBG White 7.Z4 Chouet Landfill Beach 10 March 2010 - PKV
Herring Gull White 2.FF9 (with partner?) Chouet landfill 09 March 2010 - PKV