Wednesday, February 13, 2008


Still a couple of juv scapulars to moult . Some argenteus can show an almost all dark tail.
2nd winter lesser black backed gull

1stw iceland gull

A couple of hours this morning in the Moore area produced a juv glaucous gull and a juv iceland gull. A couple of adult and a first winter yellow legged gull also. Impressive numbers of gulls today again. I was hoping to see the adult kumliens gull seen yesterday but no luck.
A adult herring gull and an adult lesser black backed gull had the same coloured ring on thier left leg and a metal ring on the right.A dark blue colour ring with 3 orange numbers. I have reported the numbers and colours on euring and it will be interesting to see where these gulls had been rung. Considering that there was about 20000 gulls in the area it was some coincidence that these 2 gulls where standing about 3 metres apart and had the same rings on!

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