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Saturday, September 17, 2011

Norwegian GBBG Back in Guernsey!

It was another superb early morning at L'Eree Beach today, although with wind and rain showers conditions for watching were less pleasant. This morning's highlight was the sighting of Great Black-backed Gull Black JH254 - a 2nd winter bird, which was ringed in Vest-Agder, Norway in July 2010, and seen in Guernsey a year ago almost to the day - so this is another gull showing site fidelity on its migration! Amongst the flock of 100 GBBGs on L'Eree Beach were four French-ringed birds (all from Le Havre, Seine-Maritime - Blue 47D, Blue 30C, Black 17E and Black 34H) and another from Cornwall, England (White L:AS2).
Amongst the 100 Lesser Black-backed Gulls were Blue YH05 from Iceland, and eight locally colour-ringed birds. There was an even larger flock of GBBGs and LBBGs on L'Eree Aerodrome, but the long grass prevented any rings being read at this site.
Gulls on L'Eree Beach 
GBBG Black JH254 (from Norway) L'Eree Beach
GBBG Black 34H (from France) L'Eree Beach

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