19 May 2010

East-European Mediterranean Gulls

It's surprising how far away from home some of our visiting Med Gulls are, especially those that turn up in the breeding season. This Polish bird was ringed as a chick the previous summer from a point further east than the Serbian bird I reported last year.
Should you be fortunate enough to come across a red-ringed Med Gull, it would be worth making the effort to try and read the number as it's likely to be of East-European origin.

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