Black-headed Gulls

In 2007 we rang many of the Black-headed Gull pulli (chicks) at Moor Green Lakes and very quickly had recoveries from Wales and France. Subsequently we heard about a very successful project which was being run by Cotswold Water Park Ringing Group who were colour ringing pulli and getting large amounts of useful data from subsequent sightings. We joined their project and geared up to ring the Moor Green pulli in 2008, unfortunately the colony failed in both 2008 and 2009.

A last minute reorganisation in 2009 and liaison with West Berkshire Countryside Service and Theale Area Bird Conservation Group meant we could start by ringing the chicks at Hosehill Lake LNR.


See our Hosehill and Moor Green Results page for details of sightings and report any of your own sightings here.


All sightings are valuable - please look at any Gulls you see and report sightings. Even local records help as we’re trying to build up a picture of how many birds stay around and for how long.


Click on the pdf icon to download a copy of the 2011 report on our project (1,186 kb) - pdficon_large


Colour ringing a Black-headed Gull pullus, Hosehill Lake LNR, June 2009

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