Monday, August 18, 2008

[vismig] Blue 614 / Colour Ringed LBB Gulls

Further to the mail dated 10-08-2008 I have now received the Recapture History from Keith Moir (Many thanks Keith) and here it is:

The Severn Estuary Gull Group
Recapture History
Blue 614
Ring Age/ Capture
number Type Date Init Details

Lesser Black-backed Gull
FP77868 N 10 Ringed 26/03/05 SGD SOL

S 10 Sighted 08/06/05 Borshavn, Farsund, Vest-Agder, Norway (880 km, NE, 74 days)

S 10 Sighted 13/12/06 Arealoura Beach, Pontevedra, Spain (1166 km, SSW, 1 yr 262days)

S 12 Sighted 21/01/07 Aghroud, Agadir, Morocco, Morocco (2450 km, SSW, 1 yr 301 days)

S 12 Sighted 01/07/07 Rauna, Farsund, Vest-Agder, Norway (879 km, NE, 2 yrs 97days)

O 12 Sighted 24/10/07 JDS SOL (2 yrs 212days)

O 12 Sighted 08/02/08 JDS SOL (2 yrs 319days)

S 12 Sighted 10/05/08 KSO Rauna, Farsund, Vest-Agder, Norway (879 km, NE, 3 yrs 45days)

S 12 Sighted 25/07/08 KM Oxenhope Watchpoint, West Yorkshire (206 km, N, 3 yrs 121 days)

SOL = Stoke Orchard landfill site, near Wingmoor Farm, Gloucestershire 51.56N 02.06W

Peter Stewart
Colour-ring Coordinator
The Severn Estuary Gull Group
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Grey Plover Oxenhope 17-08-2008

Grey Plover > W... A montage of poor "in flight" shots (c) 2008

See yesterdays report for details.

It is interesting now that the Trektellen records are comming in, to see that this corresponded with an influx of this species in the Low Countries. To date 296 movers to be exact with the largest count being 136 past Cap Gris-Nes watchpoint. See:

There are even some photos of the movers here as well.

Cant find any other internet available records of inland or even coastal passage birds relative to this Country though, although I am sure there must be some. Any one know of any?