Black Headed Gull Project

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Here are some recent sightings of BHG’s ringed by EDRG.

Black Headed Gull ET60186

First ringed as a nestling on 22 June 1997, this BHG was found freshly dead on the beach at Hightown, Merseyside, 7772 days and 89km (55 miles) SW of the original ringing site and over 20 years later.

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Black Headed Gull ET53375

First ringed as a nestling at Upper Barden Reservoir on 20 June 1999, this long-lived BHG was seen at Marine Lake, Southport, Merseyside, UK on 19 March 2018, 79km WSW from it’s original site but almost 19 years later!

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Black Headed Gull EL36714

Ringed at Upper Barden as a nestling on 29 June 2003, this bird was spotted at Redcar Tarn, Keighley, West Yorkshire on 3 July 2017. The bird had travelled only 15km (9 miles) but is 14 years old now.

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Black Headed Gull ET60265 

Ringed at Upper Barden as a nestling on 22 June 1997. This bird was found dead by the River Keer near Marsh House Farm in Lancashire on 14 August 2016. This bird was 19 years old and had travelled 55km (34 miles) from the ringing site.

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Black Headed Gull EG40866

Ringed at Upper Barden as a nestling on 25 June 2000. This bird was found dead on 12 August 2016 in Sutton in Craven. The bird was 16 years old and had travelled only 14km from its ringing site.

Black Headed Gull EL02436

Ringed at Upper Barden as a nestling on 16 June 2002. This bird was also colour ringed with markings Left below knee RW92H96. This bird was predated by a cat in Otley, West Yorkshire on 8 August 2016. This bird was 14 years old but had travelled only 22km from its ringing site.

Black Headed Gull EW28524

Ringed at Upper Barden as a nestling on 25 June 2006. This bird was found dead in Skipton, North Yorkshire on 3 August 2016. It was 10 yeas old and had travelled only 6km from its original ringing site.

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Black Headed Gull EL57460

Ringed at Upper Barden, North Yorkshire on 13 June 2004, this BHG was seen in Booterstown, Dublin on 11 January 2016, a distance of 288km (179 miles).

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