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Saturday, August 17, 2013

Return of the Yellow-legged Gulls

The highlights of a quick trip along Guernsey's north and west coasts this morning were another two Yellow-legged Gulls (both 3rd summer +) - making five different birds in the last three days. Although a tiny increase, this same pattern was observed last August. Once again I don't seem capable of recognising the juvenile michahellis (there must be some  here...and given how many juvenile gulls I've spent the last month looking really would think?!!).
The other highlight was a stunningly beautiful dusky juvenile colour ringed Lesser Black-backed Gull on Cobo. This is the 3rd of the 45 birds Catherine and I colour ringed on Sark this summer, which I've observed on Guernsey's beaches this autumn.

 LBBG Black 2CC0 Cobo

 Yellow-legged Gulls - Cobo

Gull Flock on Pembroke Beach

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