Today, 19 November 2016, I was happy that this adult
Great Black-backed Gull with leg band 0R5 has returned once again to
Minet's Point, Barrie, Ontario. 0R5 is at least 9 years old and has
visited Barrie in late fall every year since 2011. "It was banded on
20 May 2011 at Appledore Island, Isle of Shoals, Maine. 0R5 was a
nesting adult at the time of banding (four+ years of age)." In the
fall/early winter of 2015 it was a regular at Minet's Point.
William Clark, the researcher in Maine, posted this information on
North American Gulls: "0R5 nested summer 2016 on Appledore Island.
It will be helpful to know how often 0R5 is observed around Minet's
Point to determine if the whole winter is spent there and 0R5