Yellow-legged Gull – A Request

Evening everyone. On the 12th November 2016 there was an adult Yellow-legged Gull present on the Hayle estuary wearing a yellow colour ring with alpha-numeric sequence of A1C. After consultation with ringers who run YLG colour ringing schemes in southern Europe, it appears that this is a bird ringed on Gran Canaria as a chickĀ in 2010. Xabier Remirez, who ringed the bird, states that they have never had a record north of Gran Canaria, so this one is an amazing recovery, over 2500km north!! Well done to Liam Langley on reading the ring! Our request therefore is for further sightings and possibly photographs of the bird in question. So keep your eyes peeled on the estuary and other local gull roosts.

Please send your sightings and images to

Many thanks Paul and Ash.

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