Thursday, March 2, 2017

Mediterranean Gull

While in Dun Laoghaire the were up to 24 Mediterranean Gulls scattered throughout the Harbour.  This number was down on past visits and observations at this site. One adult winter bird was wearing a colour ring (2XE7), as can be seen from the attached photos.

Mediterranean Gulls © John N Murphy


  1. Hi John

    Many thanks for the sighting of 2XE7. It is a Wexford Bird ringed as a pullus at Lady's Island by Alyn Walsh at Ladys Island in 2015. I attach its full life history below.

    All sightings of Med Gulls bearing Yellow Rings can be sent to me at

    Kind Regards


    Colour Ringing
    Ring Tarsus Date Ringing Location Ringer Age BTO Ring
    2XE7 Left 12/06/2015 Inish Island, Lady's Island, Lake, Wexford, Ireland 52, 12N 6, 23W Pullus EX52209

    Date Time Observer Location Flock Comment
    28-Jul-16 Paul Archer Woodstown, Waterford, Ireland 52 18W 06 96W
    22-Sep-16 Tony Murray  Kings Bay, Arthurstown, Co. Wexford. Ireland 52, 24W 06 95W
    07-Oct-16 Tony Murray Kiltra, Bannow Bay, Co Wexford, Ireland 52 23N 06 80W
    29-Jan-17 Graham Prole Booterstown - Sandymount Strand, Dublin, Ireland 53, 18N 6, 11W
    02-Mar-17 John Murphy Sandycove, Co. Dublin, Ireland 53,17N6,07W

  2. Thanks Sean Much appreciate the feedback and I was only talking to Alyn today and did not realise that this was one of his birds from Lady's Island. Hope you are keeping well. Regards Murf.