Tuesday, 18 December 2012

More Viking Images

A couple of images from today of the Viking Gull labelled as individual 1 in the previous post and still present on the Tyne at Newburn. I think these are slightly better quality and show the pale chevrons on the primaries better.


Also another two colour-ringed Herring Gulls, one that looks like it may have been Fera ringed and another that was ringed up in Aberdeen in the same garden as the last one, trapped as an adult on 21/06/2012 this is the first sighting of this individual. Interesting that two of our 'wintering' Herring Gulls have both come from the Aberdeen area, begins to suggest a pattern.

Update: Orange 1210 was indeed FERA ringed, back in December 2004 at Ellington Lane Landfill Site, Northumberland, a fourth winter at the time that makes it a 12 year old.  Rather surprisingly there have been no sightings of this individual since it was ringed.

3 comments:

Stewart said...

Its a hybrid. You'll have Bird Forum goers thinking you've found summat good!
Watch you dont get mugged when you are down there...

Alan Tilmouth said...

I'm growing quite fond of it.

Stewart said...

Oh, well try not to mug anyone else then...