On Friday last, I found a marked Black-headed Gull on the Lune Estuary at Glasson. The instant I read the ring it registered with me that I had not only seen this bird before, but that I had seen it at the same location on the Lune Estuary 3 years ago in September 2014.
Black-headed Gull. Pete Woodruff.
The bird was marked with a white darvic ring and a three black alpha-numeric code on the right leg and a metal ring on the left, and has been re-sighted and read five times, three in Denmark, and two on the Lune Estuary in Lancashire.
I'm grateful to Kjeld Tommy Pedersen for dealing with this record, and for forwarding the history of the bird to me.
Black-headed Gull 6CY.
Ringed as an adult male in Svanemøllebugten, København, Denmark on 21 March 2013, and re-sighted....
27 March 2013.
DKHS Jesper Brinkmann Nielsen (DKC-749) White 6CY ØREGÅRDSPARKEN GENTOFTE 55.44N-012.34E Alive Colour ring read 8 81.
GBLA Peter Woodruff White 6CY LUNE ESTUARY: GLASSON DOCK THURNHAM 54.00N 002.51W Alive Colour ring read 7 81.
28 March 2015.
DKHS Kjeld Tommy Pedersen (DKC-404) White 6CY CHARLOTTENLUND FORT GENTOFTE 55.45N-012.35E Alive Colour ring read 8 81.
DKHS Eddie Bo Fritze (DKC-243) White 6CY CHARLOTTENLUND FORT GENTOFTE 55.45N-012.35E Alive Colour ring read 8 81.
GBLA Peter Woodruff White 6CY LUNE ESTUARY: GLASSON DOCK THURNHAM 54.00N-002.51W Alive Colour ring read 7 81.