Saturday, 21 January 2012
Winger over Bish
I've always thought I should be able to find something among the hordes of gulls passing over on their way to of from Harewood Whin landfill and Wheldrake Ings, and finally this morning it happened, when a fine adult Iceland Gull was picked up over the Iron Bridge heading west with two Great Black-backs. Thanks to the strong westerly wind, the bird made slow progress, allowing me to soak up this bird as it careered into the wind, in front of the trees, showing off it's nice white primary tips, over the Ings and off over Keble Park. Fantastic. Madly, out of all the gulls that are using the landfill site (several thousand), I had only seen about ten this morning before this flew over.