|One of the two relay stations in St Ives|
|The retrieved logger, unfortunately now minus aerial|
|W:194 on the beach at St Ives, 20m from where it was ringed!|
Once these jobs were done I decided to drop in to Hayle estuary to have a quick look through the gulls there. Not only did I bump into Steve Lister (and show him the logger dropped by the bird he'd seen earlier in the week), but also spotted a couple of our St Ives birds. Nothing really special there, until I realised that one of them was W:194 which must have followed me down from St Ives! I worked out I'd been watching it on the beach in St Ives just after 3pm and then watching it on the estuary at Hayle at 3:50pm. OK, so it's only a matter 4km from St Ives to Hayle as the gull flies, but I was impressed by the coincidence!
|W:194 45 at Hayle, less than an hour after I'd been watching it in St Ives|