Friday, 9 October 2015

Black-headed Gull - EL72723

Last Sunday morning, Gareth recorded a ringed juvenile Black-headed Gull at Antrim during his weekly colour-ring reading visit. 

Unfortunately, the bird was only fitted with a standard metal BTO ring, so it took a bit more effort to get the details, but Gareth's determination and dedication was rewarded with all the numbers.

Photo by Gareth Platt

He sent the details off to the BTO and heard back that it had been ringed by Ken Perry at Inch in Co. Donegal this summer.

Many thanks to Gareth for passing on his report, and I must speak to Ken about getting some colour-rings!



    FYI, in case you missed it. The BHG flock (2/300) are back to traversing the Lower Bann daily again. I'll work out where they go at some point but I'd be confident that the majority roost on the Skerries off Portrush!

    1. Cheers, Richard. I'm going to attempt to give catching a go in the next while now the night's are getting colder.