American Herring Gull (smithsonianus)
(last update: October 30, 2015)
American Herring Gull (smithsonianus) 7cy C01 February & April 24 2011, Ogunquit Beach, Maine. Picture: Dave Hamlin.
See website: The Gulls Of Appledore
C01 was banded as a chick in July 2005 near Hamilton, a building at the center of the Shoals Marine Lab campus. The bird was subsequently observed by Kathy Abbott in August 2005 at Jenness State Beach (Rye, NH).
below: 7cy C01 April 24 2011, Ogunquit Beach, Maine. Picture: Dave Hamlin.
below: 7cy C01 February 12 2011, Ogunquit Beach, Maine. Picture: Dave Hamlin.
C01 was not observed again until it returned to Appledore Island in May 2008 where it was seen standing on the roof of one of the teaching labs; it was observed atop a campus building again in July 2009. This gull is now an adult and may begin breeding this summer.