R37 was banded on Appledore Island July 17, 2012 and is now a third summer gull, looking rather adult but with still some brown in the wings and black in the tail. When banded R37 had both feet and was in good health. Fish line, nets, and traps are seen entangling and entrapping shorebirds on all too frequent occasions.
Here are Jackie’s comments from the blog page:
Here is the amputee R37 that I read about [in an earlier blog entry], who was previously seen on a New Jersey beach. He’s wearing his adult colors now. I’ve seen him the last two mornings on the south end of the [Hampton, NH] beach.
I’ve enjoyed watching the seagulls, they are beautiful birds, and so funny to watch them rob vacant picnic sites on the beach.
Your web site is so interesting what a great project.