Wednesday, 3 April 2013


This Herring Gull was on the beach at South Bay, Scarborough on 1st April. Turns out it was rung as a second calendar year at Pitsea Landfill Site, Essex back in February 2010, making it now in it's fifth calendar year. It was first seen in Scarborough in July 2010. It would seem that this is a Yorkshire bird that goes down to Essex for the winter perhaps, or at least did in it's first winter.

Thanks to Chris Dee at the North Thames Gull Group for the info on this bird.

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