Southern Colour Ringing Group

The final visit saw 5 Black-headed Gulls ringed.

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Species Ringed Colour ringed
Black-headed Gull 5 5

A good sesson today with a team of six ringing a sample of Black-headed Gulls at Fishers Green along with some Common Terns.

Species Ringed Colour ringed
Black-headed Gull 35 36

A visit to Fishers Green was undertaken to ring Black-headed Gulls on the Friday evening. Due to some issues with raft fences we were only able to visit two of the rafts and ring a sample of gulls. Common Tern nests were checked and counted and this was a useful exercise.

Species Ringed Colour ringed
Black-headed Gull 39 38

Methods

The Southern Colour Ringing Group rings Black-headed Gull pulli (young in the nest) nesting on rafts at Fishers Green in the Lee Valley Regional Park.

In addition to a conventional BTO metal ring, we also fit colour rings (yellow with a black code starting with '2') which allows the birds to be relocated without needing to be recaptured. There are many more bird-watchers looking for colour-ringed birds, so this greatly improves our chances of understanding the movements of the birds from the Lee Valley breeding site.

If you see a bird with one of our colour rings, please use the submission form or send details (ring-code, date, location, species) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Ringing totals

2016 year totals

Species Ringed Colour ringed
Black-headed Gull 96 96

2017 year totals

Species Ringed Colour ringed
Black-headed Gull 69 69

2018 year totals

Species Ringed Colour ringed
Black-headed Gull 120 108

2019 year totals

Species Ringed Colour ringed
Black-headed Gull 79 79

Grand totals

Species Ringed Colour ringed
Black-headed Gull 411 399

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