Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Leeming Common Gull

On the 4th February I saw a Common Gull with what I thought was leg ring 1811, however this proved to be wrong as Brian from West Yorkshire Birding has been on the case.He has found out the leg ring was actually J811 and that it was ringed at Stavanger in Norway when it was one year old on the 9/12/13.The bird was sighted six times around Norway over the next two years then a gap until it reappeared when I saw it at Leeming.
Many thanks to Brian for taking the time to find out about this Common Gull giving an insight in to its history and origin.
Common Gull J811

From Stavanger in Norway to Leeming on 4/2/2017


  1. NK,DW and myself have so far recorded 7 BHGs at Ogden with rings traced to
    Norway, Germany, Baltic Sea and the Netherlands. Yours is the first Common gull seen.
    I,ve had Yellow Legged Herring at Oxenhope but too distant to read even through scope. Keep em coming