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

Species account from the Birds of Pembrokeshire, 1949, by Lockley, Ingram and Salmon.

Common Gull – 1894

Species account from the 1894 ‘Birds of Pembrokeshire and its Islands’ by Rev M A Mathew