Common Gull

Larus canus – GWYLAN Y GWEUNYDD – Winter visitor

Common Gull – colour-ring sightings

Larus canus – GWYLAN Y GWEUNYDD – Winter visitor The common gull has never been common in Pembrokeshire, and is usually seen only in winter. Breeding populations have declined in many areas, stimulating a need to find out more about the gulls and their movements. To this end, gulls have been ringed in several countries […]

Common Gull – 1994

Larus canus – GWYLAN Y GWEUNYDD – Winter visitor Both Mathew (1894) and Lockley et al (1949) described the Common Gull as a frequent autumn and winter visitor, a status which has not changed. The birds begin to arrive from early August onwards, and are mostly adults, sometimes accompanied by birds of the year.  The […]

Common Gull – 1980s winter

Larus canus – GWYLAN Y GWEUNYDD – Winter visitor The BTO winter atlas showed that Common Gulls were present in most 10km squares during the winters of 1981-82, 1982-82 and 1983-84. The darker the colour, the higher the relative total count for each 10km square.  The darkest blue represents up to 400 birds in a day. Found […]

Common Gull – 1949

Larus canus canus Common autumn and winter visitor, arriving in September and leaving in March R.M.Lockley, G.C.S.Ingram, H.M.Salmon, 1949, The Birds of Pembrokeshire, The West Wales Field Society More about the Common Gull in Pembrokeshire

Common Gull – 1894

Larus canis An autumn and winter visitor. Although named the “Common” Gull, this species is by no means so numerous either as the Herring Gull, or the Kittiwake, and does not nest with us, going northwards in the spring to its breeding stations in Scotland, where it places its nest on the ground at the edges of lochs. […]

Common Gull

Larus canus – GWYLAN Y GWEUNYDD – Winter visitor