Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Richmond bank,
A very noticeable increase in lesser black backed gulls today with their distinctive calls filling the 'Mersey valley'. It sounds lovely but your actually standing on a landfill site looking at another landfill site. Nice. 3 adult and a 1stw yellow legged gull were amongst the lessers. A 1stw caspian gull was on the bank late afternoon but best bird was a beautifull 1stw iceland gull. The first 1stw iceland gull for me this winter was very nice. Quite a large, stocky, nicely marked individual with a mostly dark bill.
2 buzzards,1 raven, 15 shellduck ,30 redshank 2 bullfinch and 1 reed bunting also

An adult yellow legged gull with a open wing shot of an adult argenteus herring gull showing a dark band to p5

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