The Gulls of Appledore Research depends heavily upon the public to report sightings of banded gulls either directly or through the USGS “Report Banded Bird” site. Two of the champion field band reporters of Appldeore gulls are Dave Adrien and Davis Finch.
Dave Adrien has reported more than 300 field bands during the past two years, many more than once, . The other champion is Davis Finch who has reported as many as 40 or more field band sightings per day. The above photo was taken at Davis Finch’s field on May 13, 2015 by Dave Adrien of F07 thus linking together three ‘stars’ of the on-going research.
Jim Sonia has been photographing many, many banded birds and providing quality photos of gull plumage development. Thanks Jim.
And thanks to all who report bands including Robbie P. who provided K82 at New Castle last week.
Posted by Bill Clark