Friday, 16 July 2010

A Rapid Response

I already have the details back of the white colour-ringed Herring Gull I saw at Seaton Hole a couple of days ago...

'White O.AX2' was caught and ringed just 50 days ago at Chouet Landfill in Guernsey, which is 138km from where I saw him. He is a third calander year bird (aged as a 7 when captured).

Paul's website 'Guernsey Gulls' is a good read - White O.AX2 was one of 824 Herring Gulls (along with 184 Lesser Black-backed Gulls) caught within a 48 hour period.

I've been out birding for a few hours this afternoon. Blackhole Marsh was very quiet...as was the Estuary. The only notable sighting being two Whimbrel.

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