Dave Adrien continues his determined quest for banded gulls and shorebirds. Here is the latest from Dave regarding V72 and an unusual AGU.
On Tuesday, January 3, 2017 3:08 PM, Dave Adrien wrote regarding AGU:
Location – today @ noon
Salisbury Beach State Park – Lot 2
Mixed gulls roosting in the parking lot – 150 plus birds
I’m searching thru gulls and here is a green band – Appledore HERG V72. … I know him. Here’s another green band; ARU. All alpha code –that’s unique – this isn’t a Appledore bird. Wait (the light bulb hasn’t gone off yet) – this isn’t a HERG!
Since July 2014 I have recorded over 2500 sightings of banded gulls and this is Gull # 670. My first non-Appledore banded GBBG
From: [New Brunswick] Ron Ronconi
Sent: Wednesday, January 04, 2017 8:59 AM
To: Dave Adrien
Subject: Re: banded gull [AGU]
Yes indeed, that [ARU] is one of mine. My banding repertoire includes white on green for GBBG and white on pink for HERG. Amazing that you got banded [Appledore, V72] HERG and GBBG in the same photo. Also surprising that you got one of these GBBG. We banded only 4 GBBG chicks on Kent Island, New Brunswick, this summer and this is one of them. …