Texas seems to have been a popular spot with the gulls of Appledore this winter – V66, a Herring Gull banded as a chick on July 19, 2012, was seen and photographed there again just a few weeks ago! He or she was spotted on two separate occasions (March 13 and 16) by Tom Gorham near Port Aransas, TX. It has been about 3 months since V66 was seen on Mustang Island, Port Aransas on December 31 by Tripp Davenport, and it looks like an enjoyable spot! V57, another Herring Gull banded as a chick in 2012, was seen in Brownsville, TX on February 2, 2013. According to google maps, the two places are only about 175 miles apart (a relatively short distance considering they both traveled there from Maine). Wonder if they’ve come into contact at all!