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Friday, August 16, 2013

Guernsey's West Coast Autumn Gull Flocks Form

An hour at Pembroke and Chouet, followed by a run down the West Coast this morning was very successful for ring reads with 130 Herring Gulls 70 LBBGs and 17 GBBGs. At this time of year Pembroke and Chouet are dominated by Herring Gulls, while most of the Lesser Black-backed Gulls and often many Great Black-backed Gulls can be found in several flocks along the west coast - at Vazon, Perelle and L'Eree beaches. 
This morning there were 1,000+ Herring Gulls on Pembroke, with 500 LBBGs and 100 GBBGs along the West Coast. Amongst the colour ringed birds on the West Coast were four French-ringed (three Chausey Islands and one Seine-Maritime) GBBGs, one English-ringed GBBG (Cornwall), and Lesser Black-backed Gulls from East-Agder, Norway (Black JK2X)  and the South-west of England (Yellow A+W).
 Gull Flock at Perelle Beach 
LBBG Yellow A+W Perelle 

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