Friday, April 18, 2008

What a Beauty,
An adult ross's gull was an absolute delight to see today. It was a lone gull feeding on the shore just east of Fairhaven lake in Lytham St Annes, Lancashire. It showed fairly close for 10 minutes before it flew off to the distant waters edge in the Ribble estuary where it showed on and off hidden in a channel. This was my second attempt at seeing this artic gull. It only stayed for a few hours at Marton Mere a couple of weeks ago and was not seen again until yesterday in a field a couple of miles from here.
A visit to Mythop to see a wood sandpiper was a nice end to the trip. A ruff, common sandpiper, a dunlin, 1 black tailed godwit and a few redshank also here.

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