Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Dutch LBB Gull

13th March - a quick visit this afternoon found an oddly ringed adult Lesser Black-backed Gull.  It was on the closest part of the spit to the west bank so could be seen easily.  It had a white darvic ring with red 'BK' above the knee on the left leg together with an ankle metal ring and a black darvic above the knee on the right leg.  A quick search of the colour ringing website found this to be a Dutch ringed bird and a quick response confirmed that it was ringed on 10th May 2011 as a male older than 4th calendar year.  It was ringed in Maasvlakte (Yangtzehaven), which is on the Hook of Holland near The Hague, about 210 miles ENE from here.  It was also recorded at the pit on March 5th by LGRE.

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