16th DecemberIt has been a quiet month for ring sightings. Today I stopped at Bray Harbour and recorded the Black Headed Gull from Lithuania for the first time this winter. I know others have recorded it already. It has been coming to Bray for 6 years now.
I had gone to Bray to look for our Gulls. I am so surprised that I have had only one sighting of our coloured ringed Herring Gulls from Bray. There are usually good numbers of juvenile Herring Gulls and is a great place for turning up anIsle of Man or Scottish ringed Gull. Today, I did find one of ours! 116:D was ringed at St James Hospital and this was the first sighting since it fledged!
|Herring Gull 116:D at Bray Harbour, Co Wicklow.|
9th DecemberSurprised to see E5VA at Tallaght Stadium, Sean Walsh Park. Coloured Ring sightings have been scarce recently.
With the exception of the Black Headed Gull 27H0, who has a daily present in Sean Walsh Park, no other coloured rings have been sighted. (Apart from my Swans - I get about 50 sightings a week!)