Thursday, 24 January 2013

More Gulls

Not much to report really since last post, couple of easy year ticks picked up with Barn Owl at Teesside, Slavonian Grebe, Red-necked Grebe, and odds and ends. Yesterday was a productive day down on the North Tees Marshes, highlight undoubtedly the 2nd winter Yellow-legged Gull found by Dave Foster. Showed superbly well allowing for some study, more distinctive than I was expecting actually with a Caspian Gull feel to it but with a GBBGull feel as well. A right handsome beast and we agreed almost certainly a male on size. Also the Glaucous Gull was still around, the darker bird I don't believe has been seen since Saturday. This beast took the whole of 20 seconds to find as I pulled up, it was flying around a mound of gulls and landed in the centre of the flock. Well smart! Dave had a 1st winter Caspian Gull but it was all very brief and I didn't see it, cest' la vie! There's always tomorrow and Saturday, or just Saturday. Not decided yet!

(Glaucous Gull - copyright (no need!) Andrew Kinghorn)

(Glaucous Gull - copyright (no need!) Andrew Kinghorn)

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