F07 Offspring of Lesser Black-backed Gull F05

F07 is the 2011chick of F05, the Lesser Black-backed Gull from Appledore Island, and a Herring Gull.  F07 was banded as a chick and has now returned to Appledore Island.

F07 is the 2011 chick of F05, the Lesser Black-backed Gull nesting on Appledore Island, and a Herring Gull. F07 was banded as a chick and has now returned to Appledore Island.  For the story of this ‘Three Star Photo’ see below.                                                                                                                                                                                   Photo by Dave Adrien

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

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s