This one, VX18, was reported by Aaron Devlin (via Kerry Leonard) who spotted the bird at Connswater Shopping Centre in east Belfast on 30 August 2013.
|Photo by Aaron Devlin|
A couple of emails later and we heard back from Kjeld Tommy Pedersen that he had ringed this bird as a pulli (chick) on 13 June this year on the island of Hirsholm, off north-east Denmark (what a fantastic looking place!).
Photo by Kjeld Tommy Pedersen
|Red - Hirsholm, Denmark|
Blue - Belfast, Northern Ireland
Kjeld very kindly sent through some photos of them working at the colony this summer and a short video, which is best enjoyed a full volume!
Since last winter, when I started recording where ringed black-headed gulls wintering in Northern Ireland originated, the list of countries has now grown to eleven.
|Map showing where wintering BHG in NI were originally ringed|
Thanks to Aaron and Kerry for reporting the bird and to Kjeld for allowing me to post his photos and video.