20 January 2014

Glamorgan's most faithful Mediterranean Gull?

E817 at Porthcawl (c) T. Orrell
On 15th January 2014 Tim Orrell photographed Mediterranean Gull [White E817], now on its third colour ring. It was originally ringed as a bird in its third calendar year on 19 May 2005 at Antwerpen, Belgium and has been resighted on no fewer than 112 occasions. Its favoured winter haunt is Porthcawl where Steve Moon has recorded it an impressive 54 times. Other South Wales sites it has visited are Kenfig, Bracelet Bay and Blackpill and the list of Welsh observers include Nicholas Beswick, Andrew Bluett, Aleksey Burton, Jeff Curtis, John Davies, Simon Harrison, Mike Hogan, Bob Howells, Alun Hughes, Alun John, Iain Lambert, Mike Powell, David Smith, Ian Smith, myself Tony Swann, Terry Tovey and the late Barry Weston.

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