Saturday, February 21, 2009

Moore nr,
At least 5 iceland gulls on show this morning. A second winter bird that was seen on the 7th Feb and 4 juvenile/ 1st winter birds were present. The iceland gull with the damaged tail that was at Prescot reservoirs on wednesday was here, showing its missing central tail feather. 3 adult yellow legged gulls also but no sign of any glaucous gulls today. An adult med gull was on pumphouse pool.
The lesser pecker showed briefly early afternoon and a look on richmond bank later produced a couple of this mornings iceland gulls, raven and a female merlin shot through.

The 2nd winter iceland gull seen over richmond bank.

This rather large, stocky bird (probably a male) and looking short winged had us thinking glaucous gull but slender bill and round head shape makes this an Iceland gull

Note the missing central tail feather in this poor record shot.

This is the prescot reservoirs bird with the very bleached out wings.

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