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Sunday, April 10, 2011

A Good Gull Show at Chouet with Dave Murray Over from England

Dave Murray, who lives in Chesire, England was over in Guernsey for a long weekend, and we were able to enjoy a very nice session recording gull colour rings at Chouet landfill Beach and in the landfill on Saturday. Almost all of the c 80 colour ringed Lesser Black-backed Gulls observed had already been seen this spring, but the undisputed highight was reading the metal ring on a Swedish Lesser Black-backed Gull - Stockholm 8106904. This is my first record in Guernsey of a gull from Sweden!

Also surprising was the sighting of a tibia-ringed Herring Gull from France - although I am not sure that we managed to record all the code.

A very fast trip out first thing Sunday morning resulted in c 30 cr Lesser Black-backed Gull ring reads, including one bird on Chouet Beach which appears to be from Mike Marsh's study at Orfordness, Suffolk, England. However, the code was very hard to read and I am not sure we will be able to identify the exact individual bird.
Chouet Landfill - PKV 
LBBG Stockholm 8106904 Chouet Landfill - PKV 

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