Monday, 30 October 2017

2HSC & 2ADK...


      2HSC       
During a recent 'Ring Reading' trip to County Down, I spotted a Common Gull with a Blue Darvic.  Despite being a long way off, my camera, just about caught the code on the ring.

It would appear, that this is a first sighting, since the gull was ringed as a chick.  As I've taken over Shane Wolsey's Study, I have the re-sighting histories for most of the gulls that he ringed.

Common Gull  -    2HSC      (EX38480)   -  Millisle (north beach), Co. Down  (17 Oct 2017)

Date Details Location Distance Duration
11 Jun 2012 Ringed as a Chick by Shane Wolsey Big Copeland Island, Co. Down, Northern Ireland 0 kms / 0 miles 0y  0m  0d
17 Oct 2017 Spotted by Gareth Platt Millisle (north beach), Co. Down, N. Ireland 7 kms / 4 miles (S) 5y  4m  6d

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      2ADK       
Cameron Moore, sent an email to me earlier last week, which included his latest 'ringed' gull sightings.  Among these, was the sighting of Common Gull -   2ADK .  My thanks to Cameron, for reporting the gull and the photo.

Common Gull  -    2ADK      (EX38004)   -  Whitehead, Co. Antrim  (24 Oct 2017)
(Photo Courtesy of Cameron Moore)

Date Details Location Distance Duration
14 May 2010 Ringed as an un-sexed Breeding Adult by Shane Wolsey Big Copeland Island, Co. Down, N. Ireland 0 kms / 0 miles 0y  0m  0d
31 Oct 2014 Spotted by Cameron Moore Carrickfergus Harbour, Co. Antrim, N. Ireland 18 kms / 11 miles (NW) 4y  5m  17d
28 Nov 2016 Spotted by Gareth Platt Whitehead, Co. Antrim, N. Ireland 15 kms / 9 miles (NW) 6y  6m  14d
24 Oct 2017 Spotted by Cameron Moore Whitehead, Co. Antrim, N. Ireland 15 kms / 9 miles (NW) 7y  5m  10d

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