Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Common Gull - Orange 2A06

Paul McCullough recently sent through a photo of a colour-ringed Common Gull roosting at Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim.

Photo by Paul McCullough

This bird, originally ringed by Grampian Ringing Group as a breeding adult in July 2015 and was subsequently recorded at Carrickfergus in December 2015 by Gary (see here). 

2A06 at Carrick, December 2015
Photo by Gary Platt

It was recorded later that winter by Cameron Moore, in February 2016. 

It went undetected for 18 months, before being seen at Pow Burn, Prestwick in Ayrshire in September this year and then Paul's sighting of the bird back at Carrick.

Many thanks to Paul for the report and to Gary and Calum at GRG for the information.

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