Since the last blog post, two more white-winged beauties have been ringed in Bergen. First a second winter Iceland Gull was ringed in the city centre lake on the 12th of January. After a failed attempt on our lunch break, we managed to catch it on the second trial after work. This second winter is the first second-winter bird to be ringed in Norway and the 12th Iceland Gull in total to be ringed in Norway.
|J8Y7 the 12th Iceland Gull to be ringed in Norway|
On the 16th of January, the most eager twitcher in Bergen called and said that there were two Glaucous Gulls in the city centre park. In addition to JP370, which had been in park every day since ringing on the 3rd of January, a second winter Glaucous Gull was present. This new one was an easy catch and I think we only used minutes before we had it and could measure, ring and take blood samples. Measurements suggests that this new one is a female.
|JP363 a nice second winter Glaucous Gull|
|JP370 is still present in the park, terrorising the Herring Gulls.|
|The adult Iceland Gull from the island of Fedje 8th of January. The first adult in over ten years in our county.|