Today was fairly slow. In fact, by midday there'd been absolutely nothing bar one ringed gull. Quite nice to be out on a blustery day, and a couple of Kittiwakes were feeding amongst the Black-headed Gulls just off the fishing boats. Lashings of bread and fish failed to bring anything in bar a couple of ringed Great Black-backed Gulls that I'd seen several times before - one from the Channel Islands and the other typically Norwegian. And so I decided to have a walk around the area and check the roosts, where I found this handsome Polish chap...
|3rd-winter Caspian Gull 'PNXB' Dungeness, Kent 12th December 2015|
Finally, a plea for anyone reading this who also reads gull rings - I've stopped bothering to submit my sightings of Sussex ringed birds such as the one below as I never get a response these days. Anyone having any better luck getting replies on this ringing scheme, please contact me.
|Sussex-ringed Herring Gull 'A3BJ' - a gull with no history...|