Sunday, 13 October 2013

Med Gull - Red PNU0

At the end of July, Keith Stevens got in touch to report seeing some colour-ringed gulls at Lough Neagh in Antrim.

Amongst the flock of black-headed gulls, which included several of "our" birds, was this colour-ringed 2nd-winter Mediterranean gull, PNU0.

Photo by Keith Stevens

Keith reported the ring and heard back that this bird had been ringed as a chick on 27 May 2012 at Wojcice in Poland by Jakub Szymczak.  This is a movement of 1648km, and whilst it isn't a black-headed gull, it is yet another example of a gull, born in Poland, moving to winter in Northern Ireland.

Many thanks to Keith for passing on the photo and information.

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