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Swimming with a Tiree Goose.

With an update on the lesser black-backed gull project

Swimming with a Tiree Goose

A lesser black backed gull called Gary was satellite tagged as part of the Tag-n-Track project and was caught at

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Each of the Project gulls were fitted with a GSM (Global Satellite Monitoring) tag worn on a harness and the birds wear this like a backpack. The tags were solar-powered and some tags recorded for 2 or more years. This allowed us to track the daily movements of the gulls while they spend the breeding season in the UK and then on their winter migration. Click on the name of each gull to see their story.

PC Bobby
PC Bobby the Gull

Gary the Gull
Gary the Gull

Atty the Gull
Atty the Gull

10R:C
Flyback the Gull

Stephen C. Gull
Stephen

Roger
Rodger

Roland
Roland

Stuart
Stuart

Jonathan LC. Gull
Jonathan LC. Gull

Archie
Archie

Clyde
Clyde

Gully MacGullface
Gully MacGullface

Harry
Harry

Luna
Luna

José
José

Happy Gullmore
Happy Gullmore

Ollie
Ollie

0L3:C
0L3:C

0L4:C
Eric Flapton

0L5:C
0L5:C

Rufus
Rufus

Luke Skysquawker
Luke Skysquawker

Kingpin
Kingpin

19V:C
19V:C

13W:C
13W:C

Nuthatch breeding success at Muirshiel Visitor Centre

Since April the Rangers at Muirshiel Visitor Centre have listened to the repetitive call of a male Nuthatch around the

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Eric is in France

Eric is currently flapping his way back to us! When we last updated you about him on the 19th of

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Gary’s back!

Our boy has made it home and amazingly he arrived back in Greenock on the same day he did last

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An ordeal for Gary

We haven’t heard from Gary for a week and we must admit we were getting a bit worried.  It’s been

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0L4:C has a name

With him returning home we have finally got around to naming our final gull.  Last year we received a couple

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A forth gull is on his way home

We have been following Gary since May 2017 where he was one of the first gulls to be tagged here

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A third gull is winging his way home

Happy’s tag stopped downloading data on the 25th of November in Cadiz in Spain. We suspected he had flown into

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