Tales of travel and birds from Cheshire to Shetland and back, with a bit of other stuff in between.
Wednesday, 29 February 2012
Just Can't Get Enough
Richmond Bank is a drug and I'm addicted! Another session today and a slight improvement.
5 Iceland Gulls were logged made up of 2 adults, 2 juv/1w and a probable 2w only seen in flight.
Yellow-legged Gulls seemed to be in short supply with only the odd one at any one time. In total 7 were seen, 6 adults and a nice 4w (below).
Either the same as yesterday or a different yellow legged argenteus Herring Gull was present.
The hybrid LBBxHerring was present most of the day as was this big ugly Herring Gull. Noted on this bird was its quite long legs though not particularly thin, its dark eye and long bill, though not very Caspian like. Also its mantle was a shade or 2 darker than other present Herrings. Another hybrid? Or just a big ugly Herring Gull?