We started to scan the gulls and did not use long time before the first Lesser Black-backed Gull with a plastic ring was spotted. The sight of a black plastic quickly made us think about our urban nesting ones home in Bergen, but this one started with 1 not the letter J and therefore ringed at Guernsey.
|Paul Veron informed us that this adult male was ringed at Vale Marais, Guernsey 10.05.2010.|
Some days later we read two other individuals ringed by Paul Veron
|This adult male was ringed at Chouet Landfill, Guernsey 25.06.2011 and was seen on the island 07.08.2011|
|This adult female was ringed at Chouet Landfill, Guernsey 20.05.2011|
We also found a gull ringed by Roland-Jan Buijs's group in the Netherlands.
|Roland-Jan Buijs informed us that this adult female was ringed at Europort outside Rotterdam 19.05.2011|
...and two blue plastic rings probably from Iceland
...and finally a gull from Norway. It's was not a surprise to find that it was ringed in a colony not far from Mandal as most norwegian Lesser Black-backed Gulls have got their plastic here.
We also read some Audouin's and Yellow-legged Gulls which we will write about in a later blogpost when we have got the ringing information.