Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Another good day at Moore NR

A couple of bittern in the late afternoon sun was a real treat. The sun seemed to make them glow. Absolutley gorgeous.
Another caspian gull was best bird though and today I failed to see a white winger although PK had a juv glauc over the tip briefly.

Four ringed gulls spotted today. The rings easier to see today as birchwood pool was frozen.
herring gull 2nd w 767 orange numbers on blue ring
lbb gull adult ADD orange letters on blue ring
herring gull 2nd w WC8U yellow letters on black ring
lbb gull 1st winter WC1P yellow letters on black ring

I have sent these sightings into euring.

Two bittern showed at the eastern reedbed late afternoon.One was in flight and one was sunbathing at the edge of the reeds. 2 water rail also.

A juv marsh harrier flew over Birchwood pool. This bird has been around most of the winter.

A first winter Caspian gull showed mid morning on the frozen pool. Found by PK this is the third caspian gull I have seen this year.

A big first winter caspian gull found a piece of polystyrene entertaining.

One of 4 adult yellow legged gull today

This juv Atgentatus herring gull has only moulted a few mantle and upper scaps by mid february.

Big foot

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