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Thursday, 7 September 2017

A wandering Med. Gull

This ringed Mediterranean Gull was seen at Ventry by David O'Connor last Monday, and David has been able to find out more information about its travels. Makes for interesting reading...

Colour-ringed second winter Mediterranean Gull, Ventry 4th September 2017 (David O'Connor).

David writes, "Ringed as a pullus at Lady's Island Lake in Wexford last year, it was down in Portugal in February, paid a visit to Cornwall at the end of May, then hit the Kingdom by September...I wonder where to next! Details below:"

BTO Ring 2X1N, ringed as a chick 08/06/2016 at Inish Island, Lady's Island, Lake, Wexford, Ireland.

Seen, 11/02/17, Carlos Pacheco, Vila Nova de Milfontes (Odemira), Beja, Portugal.

Seen again 31/04/2017 in Cornwall, at the Hayle Estuary, Cornwall, United Kingdom.

And most recently on 04/09/2017 at Ventry, Kerry, Ireland.