Herring Gull

Larus argentatus

Common winter visitor and passage migrant. Present all year. Breeds in small numbers.

BOU Name
Herring Gull
Data Required
All breeding records. Counts 50+ May to August. Otherwise counts of 200+. Counts in roosts of argenteus and argentatus.

Most Recent Records recorded via website

Name Date SiteName Observer Num Notes
Herring Gull 31 Jul 2021 Ardleigh Reservoir Matt Turner 11
Herring Gull 30 Jul 2021 TQ7080 Steve Swinney 1
Herring Gull 29 Jul 2021 TQ6978 Steve Swinney 1
Herring Gull 28 Jul 2021 West Canvey Marshes RSPB David Hale 9
Herring Gull 14 Jul 2021 Mersea Island Stephen Entwistle 130 Sub adult Coopers beach DU
Herring Gull 10 Jul 2021 Mersea Island Stephen Entwistle 6 2prs + 4 chicks DU
Herring Gull 22 Jun 2021 Wivenhoe Richard Allen 2 pair with one large chick on roof of house next to Horse and Groom pub
Herring Gull 16 Jun 2021 Wivenhoe Michael Davies 1 Young Herring Gull
Herring Gull 12 Jun 2021 Cindery Island, Brightlingsea Creek Richard Allen 4 two pairs nesting on old boats, one with one well grown young the other with 3 small chicks
Herring Gull 24 May 2021 Hutton James Hudson 2 once again around pylon 52
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