Wednesday, 12 August 2009


Dave Bilcock observed a colour-ringed juvenile MEDITERRANEAN GULL at Wilstone Reservoir this morning, bearing a red ring with the transcription 'HY94'.

Remarkably this was '386882' , a juvenile ringed in the nest at Bugyi (Kavics Union), Pest, in HUNGARY. It had therefore travelled 1,519 km in 53 days.

Although not that unusual in terms of Mediterranean Gull movements, this post-breeding dispersal by species is fairly representative of many birds of the region - and another case in hand is that of our two Ruddy Shelducks of late.

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