Yesterday I got recovery from Romania. Herring Gull ringing
by me (01/05/2012) in Lublin province on the Vistula river (breeding colony)
was found on 08/02/2014 in Bucharest, Romania. So,birdwinteringin area ofthe Black
Sea, which is very unusualfor this species.
Vistula River, summer 2013
Romania, Bucharest, 08.02.2014
Maybethe bird isa hybrid (F2 or backross cach x arg) butsomeinfluenceotherspeciesisbarelydetectable-if
27th November Ivisited thelandfill sitenear Łęczna (Stara Wieś). There were some 400Caspian Gulls,9Herring Gulls and 13 birds not identified. I've got only few recoveries CG from Wytyckie Lake. Ialso sketchedthere 2cy Caspian Gull(finally finished at home).
Herring Gull 1cy (note pale fringes on primaries).
In May and June i have ringed 300 Caspians Gulls at the Wytyckie
Lake colony. Not so bad for the season. Hope there will be more of them found
:) I colour-ringed 200 chicks (red plastics with white code) and 100 adults (red
and green plastics). I caughtthere also a birdfrom the Ukraine, ringed on the Svityaz Lake colony. I had 65 recoveries already from these 300 birds,
mainly from the Lublin Province.
Below are some examples of my
recoveries from the last few days
CG from Ukraine (Kreminchuk Reservoir) - 3 CY
CG ringed in June 2013 on the Wytyckie Lake colony.
Hungarian CG (2CY) watched in Jedlanka near Sosnowica, Lublin Province.
Croatian Caspian Gull (2CY), ringed: Jakusevec on 13.1.2013
I've sketched this adult Caspian Gulls (Lesser Black-backed Gull too) in my district on the Vistula river.
By the way i read some colour rings of Caspians - but only one of them is not from Poland - from Germany.