On the group visit to Oare on 12th August, Malcolm spotted a colour ringed Mediterranean gull. After much deliberation, and several telescopes focussed on the bird, we managed to read it as “yellow ring AYEZ”. Here is the record for this individual showing that the bird was originally ringed whilst in the nest in Saxony, Germany, on 7th July 2017, so is in its second calendar year.
After ringing the next two sightings were in Portugal before it was spotted at Oare. It will be interesting to see if it stays for the winter.