An old friend from Norway returns…

Yesterday all the local ponds were frozen….This was an ideal time to check up on my old friend from Norway…the Black-headed gull which appeared at nearby Harold Park lake in the winter of last year.  And sure enough it was there waiting on the ice ready to take advantage when a member of the public fed the local ducks.

I submitted my sighting again to the Norway Gull ringing scheme which shows the bird return to Norway on the 13/7/2017 and has then returned to Low Moor to probably spend the winter on the easy pickings at Harold Park lake…

Gull colour ringing in Norway (8)
Last CR-Code Green ring with white code: J21Z LBM;RBGW(J21Z)
Ringing Centre Stavanger Museum (Norway) Ring number 6236522
Species Black-headed Gull  Larus ridibundus
Date Place Coordinates Days     Distance  
22/4/2016 Mosvatnet østsiden, Stavanger, Rogaland, Norway 58°57’26″N 005°43’09″E  —– Hatched—–
30/6/2016 Mosvangen Camping, Mosvatnet, Stavanger, Rogaland, Norway 58°57’10″N 005°42’53″E 69 1
9/7/2016 Breiavatnet, Stavanger, Rogaland, Norway 58°58’07″N 005°44’02″E 78 2
23/1/2017 Harold Park Lake, Low 53°45’22″N 001°46’29″W 276 739
25/1/2017 Harold Park Lake, 53°45’22″N 001°46’29″W 278 739
26/1/2017 Harold Park Lake, 53°45’22″N 001°46’29″W 279 739
13/7/2017 Vassverktjønna, Åsen, Stavanger, Rogaland, Norway 58°56’25″N 005°44’00″E 447 2
12/12/2017 Harold Park Lake, 53°45’22″N 001°46’29″W 599 739

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