Tuesday, 27 February 2018

A bit of Winter!

 Fieldfare at the beach car park
At the beach car park a single Fieldfare, 3 Meadow Pipits and 5 Wood Pigeons feeding with resident Starling flock.
 Glaucous Gull at The Patch
I spent most this morning at The Patch where there was 1,000s of Gulls to scan through, I managed to locate the regular 1w Glaucous Gull and at least 6 Mediterranean Gulls, as well as a number of colour ringed Gulls including the Lesser Black-backed Gull shown below. It appears to be sporting a black and a green colour ring both made of velcro, I could only read the numbers 612 on the metal ring, this is first Gull I have seen marked in this way and I have no idea of its origin. 

Lesser Black-backed Gull with 2 what appears to be velcro rings
 1,000s of Gulls at The Patch this morning
A walk around the trapping area in the hope of finding a Woodcock or 2 found nothing of note.
 Fox by The Patch this morning 
 Lapwing at Cockles Bridge
 Lapwing at Cockles Bridge
Golden Plover at Cockles Bridge
This afternoon Lapwing and Golden Plover were showing well at Cockles Bridge gleaming in the bright sunshine. 
On the reserve one of the new Glaucous Gulls came into roost. 3 Smew  and a Slavonian Grebe were at Christmas Dell per PT.

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