A Norwegian commuter

Remember this Black-headed Gull that John C spotted in Chester before Christmas? I have just heard back from the ringing group in Norway, and it seems J4U8 is a regular commuter between Stavanger and the River Dee, a journey of around 1000 miles each way. It’s a male bird, and was ringed in March 2012 in southern Norway. It was then estimated to be three years old. Since then it has wintered every year in Chester by the River Dee, occasionally straying into Grosvenor Park, and has gone back to the Stavanger area each April, presumably to breed.
If you go to Chester, keep an eye out for this amazing little gull.

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