Since 2015, as well as ringing young Black-headed Gulls, we have been colour-ringing young Med Gulls during our visits to Blue Circle Island. A total of seven young Med Gulls have colour-ringed over the three years since.
We have only received a re-sighting of one of the seven birds so far, but it has been spotted a number of times since.
2XJ9 was ringed by me on Blue Circle Island at the end of June 2016.
It was then photographed by Neal Warnock at Glenarm, about 12 miles up the Antrim Coast from Larne Lough.
|2XJ9 at Glenarm, August 2016|
Photo by Neal Warnock
|Blue - Ringing location|
Yellow - Re-sighting locations
Many thanks to Neal and Brian for reporting their sightings and to Sean for co-ordinating Med Gull colour-ringing in Britain and Ireland.