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Atty the adventurous gull 2018

Atty was our third gull to be tagged and was hand caught in Lochwinnoch

Atty is an adult male Lesser Black-backed Gull.  He was hand caught at Castle Semple Loch on the 1st of June. 
As he was hand caught we don’t have any evidence of nesting behaviour but it is believed, by the movement data below,  that he has either had a nest which has failed or did not nest this year.  At the time of tagging he weighed 861.5g and has a wing length of 42.2cm.  He wears the colour ring, 15P:C.  Atty was named in honour of Sir David Attenborough.

Click this link to see Atty’s movements in 2017

Movements for 2018 below

Map updated 18/01/18 It’s looking like we will not be able to retrieve any data from the gulls in Africa until they move to a new mobile network area.  The tags work by getting location data sent to them via satellite then relaying the info back via the mobile network.  The tags are currently collecting data but due to the fault that happened in the mobile network last month they haven’t been able to send location data back to us.  Once they connect with a new mobile network we will receive all the data and see what the gulls have been up too. It’s a pity we don’t look like we will be getting this info in real-time but hopefully we will find out soon how they are doing.

Atty’s sponsors

Kathleen Tuck, John Arbuthnott, David Edwards,

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