Colour-ringed Herring Gulls

During 2014 and 2015, a study into the movement of Herring Gulls breeding on the Copeland Islands was undertaken. 

Fifty-nine birds were caught and colour-ringed in order to look at where birds were foraging during the breeding season. A number of birds were also fitted with Movetech 20g GPS/GSM devices.

See full paper in the NI Seabird Report 2015 here (from page 44).

Below are some of the photos of colour-ringed birds we have received so far.

Sightings can be reported to

0V:W at Ballycarry (November 2014)
Photo by Cameron Moore

1E:W at Donaghadee (February 2017)
Photo by Marc Ruddock

1K:W at Donaghadee (August 2015)
Photo by Suzanne Belshaw

1L:W at Millisle (February 2016)
Photo by David Nixon
3T:W at Sandy Bay (January 2017)
Photo by Neal Warnock
3T:W at Sandy Bay (January 2018)
Photo by Suzanne Belshaw

4M:W at Millisle (July 2017)
Photo by Gary Platt

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