The Tarn has turned up many surprises in the past and it was pleasing to receive a message from Ian Hargreaves about a Black-headed Gull, wearing a coloured band, which visited there on 11th January 2017. The information regarding the band shows that it was ringed in Norway. In 2015, another of the same species with a ringed band, was seen on the tarn and returned to summer in Norway. It then made a second appearance on the tarn during the winter of 2016.
|Black-headed Gull with ring JA15.|