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Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Riverfront urban gulls

Some much needed time off from the old bump and grind and had cause to visit Gwent's premier city. Whilst going about my business I happened on a noisy group of gulls taking advantage of some food provided by a generous local gentleman near to the Riverfront Theatre. Within the attractants was this ringed immature herring gull with BTO metal ring number GR34094.

I was pleased to have struck up a conversation with the gentleman as after explaining that my bag was gulls and not the hundreds of feral pigeon that were also milling around our feet, he mentioned that Riverfront bird feeding was a daily past time for him and that often he would see gulls with rings. Seems Newport's Riverfront walk will be worth a trip or two during this coming winter!

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