This week’s resights come to us from Jon Worthen (gull resighter, extraordinaire). On Saturday, January 26th, he spotted R47, M77, and H99 on Hampton Beach, NH and took some beautiful photos!
R47 was banded as a chick on July 17, 2012 on Appledore. Since then, he or she has been seen a total of 4 times – twice on Appledore Island in July and August, and twice by Jon Worthen on Hampton Beach, NH in September of 2012 and January 26th. Bill Clark says about the photo, “the eye is bright and the gull looks healthy”.
M77 was banded as an adult on May 27, 2012 and has been seen 3 times since then. He or she was seen again on Appledore on July 4th and twice on Hampton Beach, NH by Jon Worthen in August and this week.
The last gull, H99, was banded as a chick on July 10, 2007 on Appledore near the swimming hole. H99 spent much of his or her youth at Jenness Beach in Rye, NH, and was spotted there in July and September of 2008, October of 2009, and August of 2010. H99 returned to Appledore in May of 2012, and is overwintering at Hampton Beach.
Thanks again to Jon Worthen (one of our largest contributors to the database) and everyone who contacts us with resights of the banded gulls!