|Herring Gull C02CN|
Checking the colour ringing website, I found just one scheme that appeared to fit and that one was based in Finland. I emailed the Ringing Centre at the Finnish Museum of Natural History and the next day I received a reply confirming that it had been ringed as a breeding female in 2007 - see map below for location.
As well as this bird I saw three Lesser Black-backed Gulls that had been ringed in Norway and also two from the Netherlands. Another highlight was a Great Black-backed Gull that was ringed in Gloucestershire, but was seen in Norway last summer.
Norwegian Ringed LBB Gull - JJ4G
|Norwegian Ringed LBB Gull JV9E|
|English Ringed LBB Gull 4C1B (East Anglia Gull Group)|
English Ringed LBB Gull - ACH (Severn Estuary Gull Group)
A Leucistic Black-headed Gull was also present, which I've seen before and it always provides a few seconds of excitement.
|Leucistic Black-headed Gull|