Common Gull

A regular winter visitor to the reservoir, often in small numbers, mingling with the more abundant Black-headed Gulls.

17/12/63 - 3 birds

13/02/64 - 9 birds

24/01/65 - 20 birds

11/11/65 - 41 birds

04/12/66 - 14 birds

12/03/70 - 150 birds

19/03/70 - 200 birds (DEP)

1971 - Up to 20 birds during March & November-December

22/12/91 - 8 birds

08/12/92 - 25 birds

27/01/93 - 87 birds

24/12/94 - 8 birds

14/01/95 - 8 birds

02/02/96 - 20 birds

28/11/96 - 39 birds

06/12/97 - 19 birds

??/11/98 - 4 birds

11/12/98 - 10 birds

19/11/99 - 5 birds

03/12/99 - 7 birds

30/12/00 - 7 birds

28/01/01 - 22 birds

25/12/01 - 12 birds

24/12/02 - 5 birds

11/01/03 - 10 birds

24/10/03 - 15 birds (regularly up to 5 or 6 durng the year)

10/01/04 - 8 birds

09/03/04 - 8 birds

12/02/05 - 16 birds

15/02/05 - 23 birds

18/02/05 - 30 birds

04/03/05 - 44 birds

16/12/05 - 26 birds

12/11/06 - 8 birds

06/12/06 - 8 birds

05/02/07 - 5 birds and 5 again on 07/05

04/02/08 - 10 birds and then 13 birds on 06/02 and 12 birds 22/02

20/01/09 - 44 birds

03/02/10 - 25 birds

21/12/11 - 26 birds, otherwise small numbers (usually single figures) in the winter months

2012 - best numbers in January with 44 on 22/01, 30+ on 23/01 and 31 on 27/01

2013 - mainly small numbers in winter with max of 17 on 31/01

2014 - mainly small numbers in winter with max of 10 on 19/12. None in the summer months.

2015 - mainly small numbers in winter with max of 53 on 28/01, also 35 on 26/01 and 30-40 on 01/04. None in the summer months.

2016 - small numbers regularly through the winter months, but an exceptional 350+ on 07/04 was a record count (KGH). None had been seen in the 3 weeks previous to this invasion and only 3 remained the following day.