For me one of the most interesting species that I encounter that are regularly colour ringed is the Mediterranean Gull. They seem to wonder quite a lot in their first couple of years and often end up in some far flung places before settling into a regular routine. I was delighted to get results back for two birds that we spotted on the Hayle Estuary.
The first was an adult French ringed bird wearing a Green ring coded: REX2. It was ringed as a Pullus on the 29th of June, 2014 at Barbatre, Vendee, France and stayed here until at least the 17th of July, 2014. It was not recorded again until the 27th of February, 2016 this time at Alges, Portugal! Its final sighting was by Bob and I on the Hayle Estuary, Cornwall on the 9th of October, 2016.