I mentioned in a previous post a ringed Mediterranean Gull that we had seen in the car park at the RSPB Radipole Lake reserve back in October. I sent the details (White 3J76) off to the ringing team and have just received the birds life history. Much like the last record I sent off from a Gower bird, this individual has been returning to the same place in the UK for the last couple of years. Amazingly it was originally ringed in Antwerpen Belgium as was the Gower bird. For some reason though it clearly decided it fancied the weather of Southern England instead of Wales. I can’t imagine why.

23636 - Mediterranean Gull, RSPB Radipole Lake

Summary of rings for individual:2716

ColourCode of ringLegRinging schemeMetal ringAge of birdRinging dateRinging locationRinger

White3J76rightBruxellesE909681>3CY08/05/2006Zandvlietsluis, Antwerpen, BELGIUM 51,2N 4,17E

Sightings for individual: 2716

White3J76v15/07/2006Le Portel, Pas-de-Calais, FRANCE 50,42N 1,34EDuponcheel, Camille

White3J76v27/07/2006Le Portel, Pas-de-Calais, FRANCE 50,42N 1,34EDuponcheel, Camille

White3J76v27/07/2006Le Portel, Pas-de-Calais, FRANCE 50,42N 1,34EFlamant, Renaud

White3J76v04/08/2007Studland Beach, Dorset, GB 50,39N 1,56WTaylor, Richard

White3J76k19/03/2008Zwijndrecht (Ineos complex), Antwerpen, BELGIUM 51,15N 4,2EDe Smet, Walter

White3J76k19/03/2008Zwijndrecht (Ineos complex), Antwerpen, BELGIUM 51,15N 4,2EKearsley, Lyndon

White3J76v29/03/2008Oye Plage, Les Huttes d’Oye, Pas-de-Calais, FRANCE 50,59N 2,03EDe Smet, Walter

White3J76v26/08/2008Poole Harbour, Dorset, GB 50,4N 2WWolf, Pim A.

White3J76v11/10/2008Radipole Lake, Weymouth, Dorset, GB 50,37N 2,28WTaylor, Andrew

White3J76v11/11/2008Radipole Lake, Weymouth, Dorset, GB 50,37N 2,28WStanley, Ian

White3J76v15/11/2008Radipole Lake, Weymouth, Dorset, GB 50,37N 2,28WStanley, Ian

White3J76v15/11/2008Radipole Lake, Weymouth, Dorset, GB 50,37N 2,28WSimpson, Keith

White3J76v07/01/2009Vila Nova de Milfontes, Baixo Alentejo, PORTUGAL 37,44N 8,47WFlamant, Renaud

White3J76v07/01/2009Vila Nova de Milfontes, Baixo Alentejo, PORTUGAL 37,44N 8,47WRooselaer, Edwin

White3J76v07/01/2009Vila Nova de Milfontes, Baixo Alentejo, PORTUGAL 37,44N 8,47WVan Bochaute, Hugo

White3J76v07/01/2009Vila Nova de Milfontes, Baixo Alentejo, PORTUGAL 37,44N 8,47WVerdegem, Philippe

White3J76v12/10/2009Radipole Lake, Weymouth, Dorset, GB 50,37N 2,28WPhillips, Luke

White3J76v25/11/2009Radipole Lake, Weymouth, Dorset, GB 50,37N 2,28WChown, David J.

White3J76v26/11/2009Radipole Lake, Weymouth, Dorset, GB 50,37N 2,28WChown, David J.

White3J76v28/08/2010Portland, Ferrybridge, Dorset, GB 50,32N 2,27WDown, John

White3J76v20/10/2010Radipole Lake, Weymouth, Dorset, GB 50,37N 2,28WTilt, Adam


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