Part of the Guernsey Gulls Team made a very nice catch of Herring Gulls in the garden today. I haven't had a chance to analyse the data yet...but once again there was a high proportion of 1st winter birds. We are sure that Guernsey hosts many more immature gulls each winter than have been reared around the Islands. This is probably mainly due to Chouet Landfill, which provides a reliable major food supply. Today Chris's son, Owen, came along to help - and as can be seen below he is learning young how to handle large gulls!
Owen with Herring Gull White 6HA5