After several days without being able to find the time to read any rings, I enjoyed a very relaxing 75 minutes before work this morning reading gull colour rings on the beaches at Chouet. I noted rings on just over 100 LBBGs, as well as 36 Herring Gulls and a couple of GBBGs. Quite a few gulls are still courting on the beaches, but it is very noticeable how the LBBGs are lingering longer on the beaches than the Herring Gulls. The former are usually several weeks later nesting than the latter, and most of the Herring Gulls are now keen to get back to their nesting sites once they’ve fed at Chouet and bathed on the nearby beaches.
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