Archie is one of 2017’s Team Gull members. Archie was our last gull to migrate last year, leaving Scotland on the 7th of December and over wintering in France at Le Verdon Sur Mer until returning to Scotland on the 21st of April. Over the last two months he has spent alot of time on Little Cumbrae and then around Kilmarnock. We have had an update this morning and we are incredibly surprised to see that Archie has left us and was last recorded in the Republic of Ireland at 2005 last night. He left Hurlford at 0406 on Saturday morning (23rd) and travelled to Stranraer where he stayed until the early hours of Sunday morning. He arrived in Northern Ireland at 0400 near to Loughries and has continued flying so far. Why is he doing this? Well it seems likely he has failed to breed this year and has decided to leave early. If he doesn’t head back he will be our first gull to migrate this year as opposed to our last one last year.
Archie is kindly sponsored by The Brown Bull, Lochwinnoch