Sunday 23 February 2014

Wintersett Gull Fest! 23.02.14

A mild 8°C, overcast with a  light southerly. 
Anglers CP Roost:
 A juvenile ICELAND Gull visited briefly at 09.30hrs,  and then returned at 13.55 - 14.30 hrs before leaving west.  
The 1st W Glaucous x Herring Hybrid was in at 15.45hrs.  
A 1st W Caspian Gull was in from 16.05 - 16.10hrs.  
The usual adult Yellow-legged Gull flew in at 15.45hrs. 
 A 2nd W Caspian Gull was seen at 16.40 hrs. 
A 1st W Yellow-legged  Gull dropped in at 17.10hrs.
Wintersett Res. Roost:   Unprecedented numbers of large gulls present for this late in February in recent years. Herring Gull  1000 + 100ACP.   Great Black-backed Gull 100. 
Many thanks to Jason Spedding for the fantastic Iceland Gull shots.

Juvenile Iceland Gull         J Spedding

Juvenile Iceland Gull            JSpedding

2ndW Caspian Gull                 ASmith
Other sightings today:
Anglers CP:  Curlew 1,  Snipe 11,   Dunlin 4 came in at 14.50 then left south. Little Grebe 1,  Teal 4,  Cormorant 38.
WRes: A Nuthatch was in Pits Wood.

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