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Monday, January 3, 2011

First Guernsey Gulls Sightings of 2011 Outside Channel Islands

LBBG White 0.T0 Colmenar Viejo Landfill, Madrid, Spain 02/01/2011 - Delfin González 
LBBG White 0.T0 Chouet Landfill, Guernsey 08 May 2010 - PKV 
Herring Gull Blue BHC Chouet Landfill Beach 01 August 2010 - PKV

I am very pleased to already have news of three Guernsey Gulls abroad this year. All gulls were seen on 02 January. A Herring Gull - White 2.BB5 ringed in our garden at Vale, Guernsey on 25 May 2009 was seen at Hermanville-sur-Mer, Calvados, France by Francois Leclerc. In addition two Lesser Black-backed Gulls (both ringed as adults at Chouet landfill, Guernsey - White 0.T0 in June 2009 and Black 2.P0 in May 2010) were recorded at Colmenar Viejo Landfill, Madrid, Spain (Juan Ruiz & Delfín González) and Zamora Landfill, Castile & León, Spain (Victor Salvador) respectively.

Problems with my car have restricted my gull watching in Guernsey over the past couple of days, but amongst a handful of colour ringed Herring Gulls seen today at Chouet (where the landfill was closed) was the well-known Blue BHC (ringed at Gloucester landfill, England (Severn Estuary Gull Group) on 13 January 2007 and recorded 12 times in Guernsey since 17 Febraury 2009. 

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