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Saturday, October 8, 2011

Nine Foreign Colour-Ringed Gulls in Guernsey Today

The post-dawn run along the west coast was very productive today, with c 250 Lesser Black-backed Gulls primarily on L'Eree and Portelet Beaches. This number included 17 locally colour ringed birds, as well as two British ringed birds - Blue DHC (Gloucester landfill) which was first seen in Guernsey on 4th October, and Green G:H (a bird from Peter Rock's study based in SW England). This bird was ringed as a chick in 2005 in Bristol, and it was seen in Guernsey last autumn on 19 and 20 October.
Seven foreign colour-ringed Great Black-backed Gulls were seen - six from France ( four from Chausey Islands, Manche and two from Le Havre, Seine-Maritime) and one from Cornwall, England.
LBBG Green G:H L'Eree - PKV 
LBBG Blue DHC L'Eree Beach - PKV 
GBBG Black 53G Portelet Beach, PKV 
GBBG Green K.72 L'Eree Beach PKV

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