Rare observation of Black-headed Gull with Latvian ring – 20140211

This Black-headed Gull ringed in Latvia showed itself in Leiden today.

Adult Black-headed Gull ringed in Latvia. Leiden, The Netherlands, 11 February 2014.

Adult Black-headed Gull ringed in Latvia. Leiden, The Netherlands, 11 February 2014.

Black-headed Gulls from Latvia are rare visitors for this area: this is only the third time I’ve read a Latvian ring here since 2009.

Latvia S7823

Adult Black-headed Gull, ringed as Latvia S7823. Leiden, The Netherlands, 6 February 2011.

Adult Black-headed Gull, ringed as Latvia S7823. Leiden, The Netherlands, 6 February 2011.

Latvia S782x

Second-calendar year Black-headed Gull, most probably also Latvia S7823. Leiden, The Netherlands, 7 January 2010.

Second-calendar year Black-headed Gull, most probably also Latvia S7823. Leiden, The Netherlands, 7 January 2010.

Only some 6 weeks ago we had our first rare visitor of the year in the form of a Black-headed Gull from Slovakia (see Rare observation of Black-headed Gull with Slovak ring – 20140104), so this is turning into a pretty good end to the winter season.

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