Nov 22, 2012

Crazy day in Anza

The first day in Agadir started before dusk and ended in dawn after gull watching in 11 hours. We stared on the beach in Agadir and quickly got ten readings before people, and dogs started their morning  exercise. The next 10 hours was spent in Anza where the gulls was numerous today. In total we read around 140 different Lesser Black-backed gulls (Larus fuscus) including 39 from Norway. One of the highlights was JU04 which we also saw in Anza this spring and found in May at our local site on the island of Fedje. Today this bird was once more sitting in Anza eating the fish remains from the fish factory in Anza. Hopefully tomorrow will give us even more readings. We end this post with some pictures.

T.4 probably from The Netherlands

JH9N ringed by Morten fuscus Helberg in Mandal this summer.

V4TC ringed by Pedersen in Denmark

Some are more colour full than others like this one, E and F85

1U9:C the ringing country is unknown for us


  1. Dear Friends:
    WHITE 1U9:C (RED code) is a Scottish bird ringed by Iain livingstone.

  2. Congratulations!
    "Our" YLGs from Gran Canaria should also be around!
    (yellow rings with 3 digit black code, starting A or C)

    Good luck,

  3. Excellent! Keep em coming!

    Urbpop Oslo

  4. Thanks for the information Antonio! So far no YLG, but we will keep our eyes open.

    Best wishes from Anza

  5. Hi friends,
    Very good to see E085 is still alive and kicking. One of the 2004 project birds (together with parent and brothers/sisters):