Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Prescot reservoirs,

A juv iceland gull has been present for the previous 2 days but failed to show today. A couple of adult little gulls this afternoon was more than enough compensation for missing the Iceland gull. These birds being my first little gulls at the Prescot reservoirs. They came in about 12.15 and stayed to at least 14.30 when I left. They seemed to be feeding well picking insects off the surface of the reservoir and even the black headed gulls were feeding the same way but they lacked the agility and ease of the little gulls.
A male wheatear was in wheatear corner, a swallow and 3 sand martins north, singing willow warbler,blackcap and chiffchaff, little ringed plover but no sign of yesterdays common sandpiper were the other spring migrants.
24 goldeneye, 60 tufted duck, 4 gadwall, 1 shoveller,3 shellduck, 8 great crested grebe,and 1 little grebe also.


Nick Patel said...

Excellent Little gull, one of your best so far i'd say, very realistic.


Steve Tomlinson said...

Thanks Nick