Friday 18 October 2013

Friday 18th October

A quiet day at the Warren with the strong south easterly winds not helping matters. Seawtching was as earlier in the week largely uneventful with just c25 Gannet and four Razorbill, although a Balearic Shearwater did fly south later afternoon. Records from the estuary included the Slavonian Grebe, 349 Teal, 269 Brent Geese, c220 Dunlin, c180 Redshank, 169 Great Black-backed Gull, 20 Ringed Plover, 14 Bar and four Black-tailed Godwit, four Knot, three Red-breasted Merganser, a Mediterranean Gull and a Lapwing.

Ringing News: The 80th darvic ringed Great Black-backed Gull to be recorded at the Warren was noted today, amazingly it was alongside the first one ever to be noted on site. This individual, Green A42, was ringed on Chausey Island, Brittany in 2007 and was first seen at the Warren as a 1st summer in August 2008.

The map below shows another adult Great Black-backed Gull seen on the Warren on 11th October. It was ringed in Norway in May 2008 and was also seen on Guernsey in September 2010.

View Great Black-backed Gull in a larger map  

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