Thursday, 14 December 2017

Orange 2A06, Blue 2ABF & Yellow 2BBC

I've been sitting on two Common Gull re-sightings for a few weeks now, as I've quite busy doing other things.  With a third re-sighting recently reported, it was about time I added them all to my blog.  Now that winter is starting to bite, I'll have to get out and try to locate some gulls previously recorded.  To date, no other young Common Gulls, which I ringed this summer, have been reported.  So far,  2BBJ , is the only youngster to have been spotted.  A single sighting was reported by Cameron Moore, at Whitehead, during September (Read).
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Common Gull  -    2A06 
I received an email from Adam McClure, who copied me into a reply to Paul McCullough.  Paul, had reported the sighting of a Scottish-rung Common Gull -  2A06 , which is no stranger to Carrickfergus Harbour.   2A06 , was spotted twice during the 2015/16 winter, having been ringed in July 2015.

If  2A06 , returned last winter (2016/17), then it went un-noticed.  Now we know it has definitely returned, a few more sightings before next spring will not go amiss.  My thank to Paul, for his report and photo.

Common Gull  -    2A06   -  Carrickfergus Harbour, Co. Antrim   (09 Dec 2017)
(Photo Courtesy of Paul McCullough)

Ringing & Re-Sighting History of Common Gull  -    2A06 
Date Details Location Distance / Direction Duration
02 Jul 2015 Ringed as an Adult by The Grampian RG. Westhill, Aberdeenshire, Scotland 0 kms / 0 miles 0y  0m  0d
12 Dec 2015 Spotted by Gareth Platt Carrickfergus Harbour, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland 349 kms / 216 miles (SW) 0y  5m  10d
19 Feb 2016 Spotted by Cameron Moore Carrickfergus Harbour, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland 349 kms / 216 miles (SW) 0y  7m  17d
17 Sep 2017 Spotted by (G.B) Pow Burn, Prestwick, Ayrshire, Scotland 232 kms / 144 miles (SW) 2y  2m  15d
09 Dec 2017 Spotted by Paul McCullough Carrickfergus Harbour, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland 349 kms / 216 miles (SW) 2y  5m  7d

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Common Gull  -    2ABF 
I received an email from David Nixon, back on the 23rd November 2017.  While out looking for ringed Brent Geese, David came across a ringed Common Gull at Millisle.  David, successfully read the 'colour-ring', as -  2ABF , although he noted that the ring was in poor condition.  My thanks to David, for reporting his sighting.

Unfortunately, David was not able to obtain a photo, so I've added one of mine.


Common Gull  -     2ABF   -  Millisle, Co. Down  (03 Dec 2016)

Ringing & Re-Sighting History of Common Gull  -    2ABF 
Date Details Location Distance Duration
14 May 2010 Ringed as a Breeding Adult by Shane Wolsey Big Copeland Island, Co. Down, Northern Ireland 0 kms / 0 miles 0y  0m  0d
23 Jan 2016 Spotted by Gareth Platt Millisle, Co. Down, Northern Ireland 8 kms / 5 miles (S) 5y  0m  9d
13 Feb 2016 Spotted by Gareth Platt Millisle, Co. Down, Northern Ireland 8 kms / 5 miles (S) 5y  8m  30d
12 Mar 2016 Spotted by Gareth Platt Millisle, Co. Down, Northern Ireland 8 kms / 5 miles (S) 5y  9m  27d
03 Dec 2016 Spotted by Gareth Platt Millisle, Co. Down, Northern Ireland 8 kms / 5 miles (S) 6y  6m  19d
14 Jul 2017 Spotted by Gareth Platt Millisle, Co. Down, Northern Ireland 8 kms / 5 miles (S) 7y  2m  0d
23 Nov 2017 Spotted by David Nixon Millisle, Co. Down, Northern Ireland 8 kms / 5 miles (S) 7y  6m  9d

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Common Gull  -   2BBC 
On the 29th November 2017, I called by the seafront at Millisle in County Down.  The tide was fully out, which was not ideal.  Several Common Gulls, were spotted bearing 'metal-rings', but I could not lure them close enough to me, to even try and read them.  A single 'colour-ringed' gull, was feeding on the tide line.  My camera, was able to catch the code -  2BBC , a gull often recorded here.

Common Gull  -    2BBC   -  Millisle, Co. Down  (29 Nov 2017)

Ringing & Re-Sighting History of Common Gull  -    2BBC 
Date Details Location Distance Duration
23 Jun 2009 Ringed as a Chick by Shane Wolsey Big Copeland Island, Co. Down, Northern Ireland 0 kms / 0 miles 0y  0m  0d
23 Jan 2010 BTO Online Ringing Report Gormanstown, Co. Meath, Rep. of Ireland 124 kms / 77 miles (SSW) 0y  7m  0d
12 Dec 2011 Spotted by Marc Ruddock Millisle, Co. Down, Northern Ireland 8 kms / 5 miles (S) 2y  5m  19d
22 Jul 2012 Spotted by Marc Ruddock Millisle, Co. Down, Northern Ireland 8 kms / 5 miles (S) 3y  0m  29d
28 Feb 2013 Spotted by David Nixon Millisle, Co. Down, Northern Ireland 8 kms / 5 miles (S) 3y  8m  5d
16 Mar 2013 Spotted by David Nixon Millisle, Co. Down, Northern Ireland 8 kms / 5 miles (S) 3y  8m  21d
21 Mar 2013 Spotted by Graham McElwaine Millisle, Co. Down, Northern Ireland 8 kms / 5 miles (S) 3y  8m  26d
30 Jul 2013 Spotted by Adam McClure Millisle, Co. Down, Northern Ireland 8 kms / 5 miles (S) 4y  1m  7d
19 Oct 2013 Spotted by Adam McClure Millisle, Co. Down, Northern Ireland 8 kms / 5 miles (S) 4y  3m  26d
08 Nov 2013 Spotted by Bert Montgomery Millisle, Co. Down, Northern Ireland 8 kms / 5 miles (S) 4y  4m  16d
22 Mar 2015 Spotted by Graham McElwaine Millisle, Co. Down, Northern Ireland 8 kms / 5 miles (S) 5y  8m  27d
19 Dec 2015 Spotted by Gareth Platt Millisle, Co. Down, Northern Ireland 8 kms / 5 miles (S) 6y  5m  26d
24 Dec 2015 Spotted by Gareth Platt Millisle, Co. Down, Northern Ireland 8 kms / 5 miles (S) 6y  6m  1d
31 Jan 2016 Spotted by Gareth Platt Millisle, Co. Down, Northern Ireland 8 kms / 5 miles (S) 6y  7m  8d
13 Feb 2016 Spotted by Gareth Platt Millisle, Co. Down, Northern Ireland 8 kms / 5 miles (S) 6y  7m  21d
05 Mar 2016 Spotted by Gareth Platt Millisle, Co. Down, Northern Ireland 8 kms / 5 miles (S) 6y  8m  11d
02 Jul 2016 Spotted by Gareth Platt Millisle, Co. Down, Northern Ireland 8 kms / 5 miles (S) 7y  0m  9d
16 Jul 2016 Spotted by Gareth Platt Millisle, Co. Down, Northern Ireland 8 kms / 5 miles (S) 7y  0m  23d
13 Aug 2016 Spotted by Gareth Platt Millisle, Co. Down, Northern Ireland 8 kms / 5 miles (S) 7y  1m  21d
03 Sep 2016 Spotted by Gareth Platt Millisle, Co. Down, Northern Ireland 8 kms / 5 miles (S) 7y  2m  11d
29 Oct 2016 Spotted by Gareth Platt Millisle, Co. Down, Northern Ireland 8 kms / 5 miles (S) 7y  4m  6d
03 Dec 2016 Spotted by Gareth Platt Millisle, Co. Down, Northern Ireland 8 kms / 5 miles (S) 7y  5m  10d
31 Dec 2016 Spotted by Gareth Platt Millisle, Co. Down, Northern Ireland 8 kms / 5 miles (S) 7y  6m  8d
18 Feb 2017 Spotted by Gareth Platt Millisle, Co. Down, Northern Ireland 8 kms / 5 miles (S) 7y  7m  26d
14 Jul 2017 Spotted by Gareth Platt Millisle, Co. Down, Northern Ireland 8 kms / 5 miles (S) 8y  0m  21d
29 Nov 2017 Spotted by Gareth Platt Millisle, Co. Down, Northern Ireland 8 kms / 5 miles (S) 8y  5m  6d

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