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Saturday, August 27, 2011

A new record set for "Guernsey" LBBGs in Spain!

A new record was set today by avid gull watcher Antonio Gutierrez in NW Spain! He recorded (and photographed) six "Guernsey Gulls" on the same beach in Spain (Pantín near Valdovino in A Coruna) at the same time...I am really stunned that this is possible! This beach is over 800 km from Guernsey! When I started the Lesser Black-backed Gull colour ringing project I never imagined that such results could be obtained! One of these gulls was also the 2,000th LBBG sighting in the months of July and August 2011. Of course most were taken here in Guernsey and Alderney before the birds migrated...but there is a very nice set of records from Spain, with some in France, a few in England and the first adults are also now being sighted in Portugal.

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