Sunday, 17 August 2014

BHG - White 21L6

Our principle ring-reader, Gareth, got in touch during the week to let me know about a colour-ringed bird he had seen in Ballymena, County Antrim.

Photo by Gareth Platt.

Sporting a white ring, the code began with a "2". This means that it has been ringed in the UK or Ireland as all small gulls (i.e. Med, BHG and Common) colour-ringed in the UK or Ireland are given codes beginning with "2".

Gareth got in touch with the ringer via and heard back from Tim Ball that 21L6 had been ringed at Hosehill Lake LNR in Berkshire in June 2013.

Photo by Gareth Platt

Gareth's report is the eighth re-sighting of the bird since ringing, after it was reported wintering in Navan, Co. Meath last year before returning to Berkshire.

Blue - Hosehill Lake LNR, Berkshire
Red - Navan, Meath
Green - Ballymena, Antrim
Many thanks to Gareth for passing on the information from Tim.

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