Tales of travel and birds from Cheshire to Shetland and back, with a bit of other stuff in between.
Monday, 6 February 2012
After a mornings work spent a very pleasant few hours over at Richmond Bank. After the last week of freezing temperatures it felt spring like in the sunshine and the gulls responded well to the thaw with thousands on show.
5 Adult Yellow-legged Gulls were picked out with the large male below being the pick of the bunch. This place must be the premier spot in the north for this species of gull, they are always readily available.
I thought i was going to go the afternoon without seeing an Iceland Gull then this 1w dully arrived 20 minutes before leaving. Though a poor show for this otherwise reliable gull.
Also present was another intriguing gull? Hopefully more later.