Monday, 16 March 2015

Colour-ringed Black-headed Gulls at Lurgan

Last winter, Stephen Hewitt recorded a Norweigan-ringed bird at Lurgan Park in County Armagh (see here). The bird had originally been ringed at Stranga as a pullus, before being controlled at Oslo in 2011 when the colour-ring was added.

Well, J4P4 has once again turned up at the same site. It was recorded again by Stephen in January and at the weekend, Kevin Kirkham-Brown took this photo.

Photo by Kevin Kirkham-Brown

As well as the Norwegian bird, Kevin also photographed one of our NI-ringed birds, 2BRD.

Photo by Kevn Kirkham-Brown

This bird was ringed at Antrim at the start of February and was recorded there a week later by Gareth. This is the first sighting since.

Many thanks to Kevin for getting in touch with his sightings and for the photos.

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