Saturday 28 February 2009

Back to the tip.

Back to Arpley tip this morning for our organised gull watch, observer numbers were lower than normal but fortunately that seemed to mirror the gull numbers. Still, a good selection was seen with a juv Glaucous Gull first off that showed well most of the morning together with 2x1w Iceland Gulls, 4 Yellow-legged Gulls, 1w Med Gull and a 3rd winter Gull that superficially looked good for Caspian, it ticked all the boxes but its head didnt fit ? Theres a photo so see what you think. Once we cleared off from Arpley it was over to Richmond Bank and just in time also, within 2 minutes of arriving we had an Adult Iceland Gull then a 1w Iceland Gull and that was it ? A tidal surge up the mersey covered the exposed mud banks and cleared out the gulls. All in all a great days learning, again.

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