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L52 Welcomes Dave Adrien Back to Hampton Beach from Chasing Great Grey Owls in Montreal

L52 Welcomes Dave Adrien Back to Hampton Beach from Photographing Great Grey Owls in Montreal

Dave Adrien continues to supply sightings of Appledore Gulls as well as other banded gulls and banded shorebirds observed at sites along the New England coast.  His major contribution to research includes thousands of reports of hundreds of different banded birds.  Dave has a treasure trove of photographs of ‘known age’ Herring Gulls and Great Black-backed Gulls to accompany his myriad list of bands seen.

L52 was banded while a chick at a nest on Appledore Island July 13 2011.  DNA indicates L52 is a male.  More than 80 sighting reports are on record for L52 showing providing considerable information about his movements.  L52 favors the Hampton Beach area of New Hampshire.

 

62H at Short Beach Stanford, CT

 

62H March 2, 2017 at Short Beach, Stratford, CT

62H March 2, 2017 at Short Beach, Stratford, CT –

Photo by Donna Caporaso

Donna C. writes: “Look who I ran into on 3/2/2017 at Short Beach in Stratford CT!   62H has also been seen pretty much daily since he came back from his short visit home.  But I know 62H was at the Boat Ramp the past several months because my daughter would check.  Funny thing about 62H, twice he jumped on my hood!  I don’t feed the Gulls but I always talk to him so maybe he thought I was giving out food.  Its been so great to be able to see the plumage changes.”

62H February 2017 at Short Beach, Stratford, CT

62H February 2017 at Short Beach, Stratford, CT

Photo by Donna Caporaso

 62H was banded while a chick at a nest on Appledore Island July 17, 2015 and DNA results indicate 62H is a male.  Donna first reported 62H Sept 21, 2015, at about three months of age at Birdseye Boat Ramp in Stratford.  She has a series of photographs showing 62H since that time showing 62H and the plumage changes.

 

Dave Adrien Spots V72 plus an ‘Outsider’

ARU from New Brunswick
ARU (Great Black-backed Gull) from New Brunswick and V72 (Herring Gull) from Appledore

V72 was banded as a chick on Appledore Island July 19, 2012

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

Salisbury MA.

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

Dave Adrien

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From: [New Brunswick] Ron Ronconi
Sent: Wednesday, January 04, 2017 8:59 AM
To: Dave Adrien
Subject: Re: banded gull [AGU]

Hi Dave,

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.  …

9EM Seen Frequently at ‘Captian Joe and Sons’ Lobster Unloading Dock

Captain Joe Reports 9EM a Regular at Jodrey State Fish Pier in Gloucester

9EM is a Regular at Captain Joe and Sons Dock in Gloucester – Photo by Joey Ciaramitaro

Look for Captain Joe and Sons lobster company dock across the harbor from the Jodrey State Fish Pier in Gloucester and you may find 9EM who has been seen many times in that area.  Joey Ciaramitaro at Captain Joe and Sons has been keeping ‘Gulls of Appledore’ updated on 9EM’s appearances at the dock by the lobster company.

9EM was hatched summer 2016 on Appledore Island in Maine and was banded just before being able to fly on July 2, 2016.  One of 9EM’s parents has band 3AV.  9EM is a ‘hatch-year’ Great Black-backed Gull and we look forward to seeing the change in plumage over four years as 9EM transitions into a handsome white-headed adult Great Black-backed Gull.

The web site “Good Morning Gloucester” has information about Captain Joe and Sons lobster company and reports on other Appledore Gulls.  Thanks to Joey Ciaramitaro and all our friends who take the time to update us on sightings of banded gulls.