Thursday, 9 June 2016

Black-headed Gull - 2ANX

In my last blog post back in January before my impromptu break in blogging, I reported catching and colour-ringing a German ringed bird at Carrickfergus in County Antrim (see here).

I signed off with saying it would hopefully increase the number of reports of the bird, perhaps back in Germany.

Well, it appears to have April we received a report that the bird had indeed been seen, not in Germany but in Poland.

The bird was re-sighted at Swinoujscie near the German border at end of March, a great result and once again highlights the benefits of colour-ringing. 

Carrickfergus (yellow) - Ringing location
Swinoujscie (red) - Re-sighting location

This was the second sighting since the bird was colour-ringed, having been recorded at Carrick Harbour in late February by Cameron Moore.

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