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Stephen the Lochwinnoch Gull 2018

Stephen was our fifth gull to be tagged and was hand caught in Lochwinnoch

Stephen is an adult male Lesser Black-backed Gull.  He was hand caught at Castle Semple Loch on the 9th 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 may have a nest on Little Cumbrae.  At the time of tagging he weighed 840g and has a wing length of 40.4cm.  He is a very steady gull and was our easiest gull to tag and hardly tried to bite when getting his tag fitted.  Stephen can be identified in the field by his colour ring 11R:C.

Click on this link to see Stephen’s movements for 2017

Movements for 2018 below

Map updated 18/01/18 The winter sunshine has being able to charge Stephen’s tag enough recently for us to retrieve the data but we believe him still to be in France and will let you know when we get an update.Stephen’s sponsors



Jon and Kathryn Trinder, Isabella, Ruthie Thomson, The Hammonds, , Steven Johnston, Ian Sutherland

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