August 30thBullock Harbour and Sandycove produced a few rings, but the tide was too low for decent photos.
|Mediterranean Gull at Bullock Harbour|
|Herring Gull 0JH. Darvic is very worn.|
At Sandycove this afternoon there were 3 CR Med Gulls. Green[RS96] from France, Red[H4L3] from Hungary and a locally ringed Yellow[2XK2]. But only 2 dozen Mediterranean Gulls present, so I quickly moved on to Bullock Harbour.
|Mediterranean Gull with French CR Ring.|
Bullock Harbour was equally rewarding with the Polish Mediterranean Gull, Red[PRN6] appearing briefly.
|Mediterranean Gull with Polish CR Ring|
Of the 2 Dublin ringed Great Black backed Gulls Blue[1JJ] was the most interesting observation. I had last seen this bird in May 2015 in my local Park in Tallaght. It just shows the the Gulls inland are not necessarily all urban birds.
|Great Black Backed Gull|
But today, though I observed bird rings from France, Poland, Hungary and bird of the day was this GBBGU with an Isle of Man ring.
|Juvenile Great Black Backed Gull with Orange Darvic from Isle of Man.|
August 26thThe Black Headed Gull 27H0 is still reliable with 50% of visits rewarded with a sighting.
E5VA ReturnsThe Black Headed Gull E5VA returned to Sean Walsh Park in Tallaght. This Dutch Black Headed Gull I first recorded in January 2012, the month I started ring reading. This is the 4th .season it has returned and it shows how faithful it is to it's wintering site.
|Black Headed Gull + Metal Ring and CR Ring|