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Monday, 11 July 2011

LBB Gull

LBB Gull ringed on Flat Holm, photographed on Guernsey April 2010 (P. Veron website)
A sub-adult Lesser Black-backed Gull with a darvic ring 2AF7 was recorded from Roath Park Lake 10.vii.2011 [MCP]. This is the first instance of a ringed return from Guernsey in Cardiff.
Guernsey birders have reported at least 4 LBB Gulls which were ringed on Flat Holm seen at the Choulet landfill.

1 comment:

Meriwether said...

As some of you will already know, Brian Bailey from Severn Valley Ringing Group has now retired from ringing on Flat Holm. His place is to be taken by Dr Viola Ross-Smith, Research Ecologist (Wetland and Marine) at British Trust for Ornithology, The Nunnery, Thetford, Norfolk IP24 2PU
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