|Black-headed Gull IA141745 back for its 5th winter.|
This photograph was taken yesterday but it has been present since 08/10/2018, at least.
The next ringed Black-head to return was photographed on 29/10/18 and was another German bird. This bird was originally ringed as a nestling on 10/06/2016 at Esterweger Dose, Weser-Ems in north-west Germany and was previously recorded at Orrell Water Park from 02/10/2017 to 17/03/2018.
|Black-headed Gull 5437612|
Photographed on 29/10/2018 and recorded several times since, most recently on 29/11/2018.
Only 4 ringed Black-headed Gulls were recorded at Orrell Water Park in the whole of last winter so to have 3 of them back already is a very good return rate and shows how site faithful they can be.