Well Known ‘Appledore Gulls’ at Sandy Point Massachusetts

Each report of a banded gull has significance for the Gulls of Appledore research team and Billy Clifford has recently joined the league of reporters with several reports and photos of some well-known gulls who frequent the Plum Island/Parker River NWR/Sandy Point area of Massachusetts. Billy Clifford’s reports are a welcome addition to the growing database showing where and when gulls travel, forage, nest, and loaf.

As a result of many reports, 2E2 is known to travel between a nesting area on Appledore Island to the Sandy Point area on a frequent basis. Clifford provided photos on June 22 and July 7 of 2E2 at Sandy Point.  The other frequent visitor at Sandy Point/Plum Island, 5T9, was also reported and photographed by Clifford on July 7, 2015

Great Black-backed Gull 2E2 at Sandy Point, MA by Billy Clifford June 22 2015

Great Black-backed Gull 2E2 at Sandy Point, MA – by Billy Clifford June 22 2015

Dave Adrien also recently reported 5T9 on July 3, 2015 at Sandy Point.  The same day, Dave reported a tagged ring-billed gull to Dan Clark at Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation for their research program.  Join Billy Clifford, Dave Adrien and others in aiding gull research by reporting each and every sighting of a banded gull.

Great Black-backed Gull 5T9 at Sandy Point, MA by Billy Clifford July 7 2015

Great Black-backed Gull 5T9 at Sandy Point, MA – by Billy Clifford July 7 2015

Thanks to Billy Clifford, Dave Adrien, and the many other reporters for their reports and photos of ‘Appledore Gulls’

Posted by Bill Clark for J. Ellis

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