Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Black-headed Gull Resighting

Got a great email from the friendly Nils Helge Lorentzen this evening with the information regarding the ringed Black-headed Gull I found up at Townhill Loch, Fife area on the 15th February whilst dropping in on the Ring-billed Gull (see here).

According to the data the bird was 3cy+ when ringed in June 2012 in Stavanger, Norway. It has been seen several times within Norway over the intervening period, venturing a huge 12 km from its ringing location! However, this year it decided to go a little further and travel 348 km to Townhill Loch - no doubt enticed by the locals bread supply! My sighting was 964 days after the bird was ringed. The details are below:


26.06 2012
Breiavatnet, Stavanger, Rogaland, Norway

18.07 2012
Breiavatnet, Stavanger, Rogaland, Norway

06.03 2013
Breiavatnet, Stavanger, Rogaland, Norway

29.03 2013
Mosvatnet, østsiden, Stavanger, Rogaland, Norway

20.03 2014
Breiavatnet, Stavanger, Rogaland, Norway

27.03 2014
Litla Stokkavatnet, Stavanger, Rogaland, Norway

11.06 2014
Domkirkeplassen, Stavanger, Rogaland, Norway

30.06 2014
Slettnesvik, Høgsfjorden, Sandnes, Rogaland, Norway 

15.02 2015
Townhill Loch, Fife Region, Great Britain


I got a few record shots of the bird - just trying to get the ring sorted, these are below.

Black-headed Gull Record Shot (Andy Walker 2015)

Black-headed Gull Record Shot (Andy Walker 2015)

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