Sunday, 31 August 2014

Pitsea catch 30/08/14

Pretty tough going yesterday, with it being a bit breezy their was lots of plastic bags and paper blowing across the catch area making birds fairly skittish, we eventually took one catch late morning when a few big gulls settled down and it was safe to do so.

66 New birds processed, all colour ringed:

Black-headed gull - 1
Great black-backed gull - 3
Lesser black-backed gull - 7
Herring gull - 52
Yellow-legged gull - 3

2nd summer Lesser

Lesser's are well worth colour ringing, with previous recoveries as far south as the north African coast of the Gambia, quite amazing how far they travel to their northen breeding grounds.

me with one the the yellow-legged 

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