C01 and J06 resighted (again!)

Apologies for the loooooong delay in posting!

I have two resights to report. Dave Hamlin observed Herring Gull C01 at Ogunquit Beach, Maine on April 24, 2011.  He’d seen C01 at the same location in February of 2010 (see previous post here).  C01 was originally banded as a chick in 2005; we’ll keep our eyes peeled for this bird on a nest at Appledore this year.

A dapper C01 at Ogunquit Beach. Photo by Dave Hamlin

J06 (apparent HERG x LBBG offspring) was observed in Alabama on February 17, 2011 by Michelle Stantial.  Michelle used to work for SEANET as our Eider Intern.  She diligently surveyed a very long stretch of beach in Wellfleet, Massachusetts (in wind, snow, and rain!) looking for dead or dying Common Eiders as part of our investigation into the cause of mass mortality events involving these birds.  After working with us, Michelle was employed by the US Fish and Wildlife Service and Virginia Tech and started working on Piping Plovers in Alabama.  She saw J06 on Little Dauphin Island, Alabama.  J06, as you may recall, is an apparent offspring of the HERG x LBBG pair and was banded as a chick in 2009.  J06 was reported by two other observers near the same location in Alabama in July and October of 2010 (See previous post here).

Thanks to Dave and Michelle for the great reports!

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