I have just reached the grand total of 200 successful colour-ring readings at Shawell A5 Lagoons. The 200th was a 3rd year Herring Gull which was ringed last year at Pitsea Landfill Site, Essex.
The most numerous species encountered wearing colour-rings was Lesser Black-backed Gull.
The totals for all the gull species recorded with colour-rings is:
174 Lesser Black-backed Gulls
18 Herring Gulls
3 Black-headed Gulls
3 Great Black-backed Gulls
1 Common Gull
1 Hybrid Yellow-legged x Herring Gull
The locations where they were ringed and the totals for each are:
Channel Islands 6
|Colour-ringed Herring Gull|