Wednesday 29 January 2014

Update on the Med Gulls at Radipole Lake, Weymouth

After watching the Brunnich's Guillemot in Portland Harbour during December, Dave Gray, Colin Green, John Waters and I spent some time in the Radipole Lake car park photographing Med Gulls and also reading colour-rings on three of them.

First-winter Mediterranean Gull, Radipole Lake

I have just received the information back on the colour-ringed gulls and it is quite interesting:

White E425 was the least widely travelled since it was ringed as a chick near Antwerp, Belgium on 12/06/2010. It has wintered at Radipole Lake during 2010, 11 and 13. It was most likely there during 2012 also, but not recorded.

White 3P73 was ringed as a chick near Esbjerg, Denmark on 15/06/2007. It was on Pionierinsel Island, GERMANY on 23/05/2009 and during September of the same year it visited Belvide Reservoir, Staffs. It wasn't seen again until we spotted it in Weymouth on 27/12/2013 and it was still present there on 03/01/2014.

Green 542 was ringed as a chick at Pas-de-Calais, France on 17/06/2008. It was  in Ayrshire, Scotland on 15/10/2008, Belgium on 12/06/2010; Netherlands on 08/11/2011 and Gormanston Beach, Meath, IRELAND  on 03/08/2012. We spotted it at Radipole Lake on 27/12/2013 and it was still there on 12/01/2014.

1 comment:

  1. Quite interesting where these ringed birds come from and go to mate,thanks for doing the ground work