Back in September I photographed several Mediterranean Gulls at Bracelet Bay, one of which was ringed. Regular readers will know that this is a fairly common occurrence there and I have previously sent off details of my sightings to discover the life history of each bird. I did the same with Red YHE8 this time around, only to find out that I saw the same individual in the same place just under a year ago. Since then it has spent the breeding season in Hungary and is now back with us for the fourth year running. Fascinating information and a perfect example of why you should report ringed birds if you’re lucky enough to see them.

25036 - Mediterranean Gull (YHE8), Bracelet Bay

September 2011

28808 - Mediterranean Gull, Bracelet Bay

September 2012

                
                  
09.05.2009.    Palić lake,Subotica,Vojvodina(RS78),Serbia                     46º04’29″N ; 019º43’09″E    A.Žuljević & N.Spremo       
13.10.2009.    Bracelet Bay, Swansea ,(GBW?), Wales , UK                      51.34N 003.59W                 B. Stewart
19.10.2009.    Bracelet Bay, Swansea ,(GBW?), Wales , UK                      51.34N 003.59W                 B. Stewart
16.07.2010.    Bracelet Bay, Swansea ,(GBW?), Wales , UK                      51.34N 003.59W                 B. Stewart
02.07.2011.    Csaj-to,Tömörkény,Csongrád(HG43),Hungary                    46°34’29″N ; 020°04’41″E    A. Mórocz
16.07.2011.    Bracelet Bay, Swansea ,(GBW?), Wales , UK                      51.34N 003.59W                 A. John
23.07.2011.    Bracelet Bay, Swansea ,(GBW?), Wales , UK                      51.34N 003.59W                 A. John
24.07.2011.    Bracelet Bay, Swansea ,(GBW?), Wales , UK                      51.34N 003.59W                 B. Stewart
25.09.2011.    Bracelet Bay, Swansea ,(GBW?), Wales , UK                      51.34N 003.59W                 A. John
25.10.2011.    Bracelet Bay, Mumbles, Swansea ,(GBW?), Wales , UK     51.34N 004.00W                 A. John
16.03.2012.    Csaj-to,Tömörkény,Csongrád(HG43),Hungary                    46°34’29″N ; 020°04’41″E    G. Hajas
21.08.2012.    Bracelet Bay, Swansea ,(GBW?), Wales , UK                      51.34N 003.59W                 A. John
22.08.2012.    Bracelet Bay, Swansea ,(GBW?), Wales , UK                      51.34N 003.59W                 D. & M. Sawyer   

25.09.2012.    Bracelet Bay, Swansea ,(GBW?), Wales , UK                      51.34N 003.59W                 A. John
29.09.2012.    Bracelet Bay, Swansea ,(GBW?), Wales , UK                      51.34N 003.59W                 A. Tilt

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8 Comments

theconstantwalker · October 25, 2012 at 10:56 pm

Wonderful to see Adam…

AJ ( WestCross) · October 26, 2012 at 9:26 am

Hi Adam… I am the A John on the Med gull listing.. I should have sent you the excel sheet when I first saw the post

holdingmoments · October 26, 2012 at 3:26 pm

I always find it fascinating when I report ringed birds and find out where they've been.

Sondra · October 27, 2012 at 1:50 am

I dont enjoy seeing the rings on the birds legs, but it sure does help to know where they have been. This gull seems to be right where he wants to be!

Dave · October 29, 2012 at 9:07 am

Great info and nice feedback, I am a little like Sondra in that I dont like to see ringson birds legs, but yes the info is usefull

Adam Tilt · November 1, 2012 at 7:09 pm

Thanks all.

Paul Seligman · November 7, 2012 at 9:15 pm

I dipped out of geography in the third form (year 8 now? but I didn't think either Hungary or Swansea were Mediterranean…

More seriously, perhaps you should tell your eager readers where to report any ringed birds they might see. I reported one earlier this year via http://blx1.bto.org/euring/main/

but this page is also a useful resource and explantion of "why report a ringed bird : http://www.bto.org/volunteer-surveys/ringing/about/why-report-ringed-bird"

Sandra Evans · June 29, 2015 at 11:19 pm

I just thought I would let you know I saw this bird yesterday at Bracelet Bay and have reported it to the bto – what a beautiful bird 🙂 Check out my pic of it here… http://www.sands30dayswild.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/day-28.html

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