Plum Island is a favorite spot for a few of the gulls banded at Appledore and records of each and every day a gull is present there are appreciated. Cindy Robinson Roper provided the photograph of U10 via Facebook where Jon Worthen spotted the banded Herring Gull photo.
U10 was an adult nesting Herring Gull when banded on May 27, 2014 at Shoals Marine Lab on Appledore Island Maine. The brown streaking is typical of the winter plumage of adult Herring Gulls. By summer the brown will have worn down to the clean white head plumage of a summer adult Herring Gull.
Keep your eye open and send a note every time yo see one of the banded gulls.
Posted by Bill Clark