I recently received an e-mail from Harry Vercruijsse reporting the sighting on 13 December of Yellow-legged Gull White 1FC1 at Blaringhem, Nord, France. This is one of only two Yellow-legged Gulls to have been colour ringed to date in the Channel Islands - both at Chouet Landfill. White 1FC1 was ringed as an adult on 24 May 2012 during the cannon netting week run by Paul Roper and members of the North Thames Gull Group. It was not recorded again until the above sighting. This is a really exciting observation to receive...just as 2012 is drawing to a close!
Yellow-legged Gull White 1FC1 at Blaringhem, Nord, France (c) Harry Vercruijsse
Yellow-legged Gull White 1FC1 at Chouet Landfill May 2012 (c) PKV