Saturday, 24 February 2018

More Gulling!

I joined Ray O'Reilly who Kindly did all the driving on a successful trip to Weymouth on Friday to see the gorgeous adult Ross's Gull at Ferrybridge. It flew in soon after our arrival, then spent c30 minutes on the mud before flying off over Chesil Beach. We moved to Lodmoor hoping it would repeat Thursdays pattern by turning up there, but after 5 hours out in the freezing wing and no show by the Ross's Gull we headed home.

 Ross's Gull
Ross's Gull
Ross's Gull
Ross's Gull
Photo bombing Fox at The Patch
The long stayer at The Patch
The Gulls at The Patch and on the reserve are still the main attraction, though there is still a couple of Smew around, a Slavonian Grebe, a Black-throated Diver, a couple of Goosander, a couple of Great White Egrets and the usual wild fowl, as well as the Boulderwall Tree Sparrows and the flocks of Golden plover and Lapwing in the fields.
2 new arrivals today in the form of a 2w Iceland Gull and a 3rd Glaucous Gull in a week.
Herring Gull taking up the challenge

2 x 1w Glaucous & and 2w Iceland Gull
 Note the pink billed Great Black-backed Gull between the 2 x 1w Glaucous Gulls
2w Iceland Gull

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