Sunday 24 November 2013

Thayers a lot of gulls in tonight!!

The Wintersett Park Lake roost produced the traditional Sunday peak of gulls with the previous November record count of Herring Gulls of 553 almost doubled. Full counts were:-

Herring Gull - 1022
Great Black-backed Gull - 318
Lesser Black-backed Gull - 7

Massive numbers of Black-headed and Common gulls were also present but went uncounted. The resident Yellow-legged Gull was also present, but time was limited to search for any more as we were a little distracted by the gull below which was on the rocks in front of the hide for a few minutes before it flew out into the roost showing a very uniform upper parts across the whole wing and back and brown primaries which were fringed with a pale edge.

Unfortunately, the light turned poor and we didn't get much more on it other than it having a very 'Iceland Gull' feel to it. One to read up on I think!

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