Saturday, 21 February 2009
Gulls, Gulls, Gulls
After missing the last venture over to Arpley Landfill a fortnight ago (shetland) it was a good to be back amongst the 'experts' from Seaforth. Glad i put my thermals on also it was bloody cold with a westerly wind blowing across us. Apparently the first visit we made some 6 weeks or so ago, which was bloody freezing had a windchill of -10c. Not so bad this time thank god. Once in position the gulls gave good views albeit a bit distant, at least 4 Iceland Gulls (2w+3x1w) and 2 Yellow-legged Gulls (adults) showed well most of the morning, a possible 3w Caspian Gull gave all to brief views and not a Med or Glaucous Gull in sight ? When our stint at Arpley finnished a handful of us went over to Richmond Bank where 2 Iceland Gulls (from Arpley) showed well and my faux pa for the day was saying "is that a Kittiwake?" when in fact it was a Common Gull, dickhead ! But a great days learning and found out some very interesting news that i hope comes to fruition. Mega tick ?