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Ringed bh gull

Posted by eddybayton 
Ringed bh gull
October 30, 2019 09:39PM
Walk around Dalton Crags this morning. Redwing and fieldfare everywhere. Also a big group of goldfinch, perhaps 90, a single green woodpecker, and a feeding group of chaffinch including at least 3 brambling.

Stop off at Devil's Bridge, Kirkby Lonsdale for a cup of tea. Very confiding bh gull which I can't believe hasn't been logged already although I haven't done a thorough search through the records. Dipper also.

Gull: Right leg silver metal ring. Left leg tall blue ring with white lettering reading from the bottom up 2H32. There was an annular inscription in tiny lettering around the top of the blue ring but I could only read perhaps 8h** or Bh**

I presume regulars to the tea bar at Devil's Bridge will know this bird.
Re: Ringed bh gull
October 30, 2019 11:20PM
Hi Eddy,

Email Kane Brides at as it will be a bird he has ringed somewhere in NW England.

Incidentally a regularly returning Norwegian CR Black-headed Gull was on the River Lune by Skerton Bridge on Tuesday.

Pete C
Re: Ringed bh gull
October 31, 2019 07:47AM
Thank you Pete. Details sent on. If I have a reply I will post anything of note on this thread. Eddy
Re: Ringed bh gull
October 31, 2019 08:43AM
Check the LDBWS reports -there is a regular c r bird there but not in my lancs ringing report remit as in Cumbria
Re: Ringed bh gull
November 05, 2019 10:18AM
...for the record and as Pete pointed out, this gull has been recorded every Autumn/Winter at Kirkby Lonsdale since 2014 and travels under the ring number EY26612 ...Not being up on ringing I assume that is the number on the British Museum (???) metal ring on the other leg which was obviously unreadable. The WWT emailed back very kindly this morning to confirm this.
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