The summer season is so busy with work, seabird monitoring and gull catching that this is the period that I find it hardest to get to Chouet and the beaches to record colour ringed gulls. This morning I managed a 30 minute watch an hour and a half before high tide. Although not a perfect tide, it was fantastic to get back to the beach with my telescope, and to begin to appreciate the success of the cannon netting week earlier in May when we managed to add colour rings to 470 Lesser Black-backed Gulls! I recorded 27 colour ringed LBBGs, as well as a few Herring Gulls and Great Black-backed Gulls.
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