Saturday, 30 August 2014

Low ebb

Wheldrake Ings this lunchtime revealed two Whinchats still present from Swantail, a Hobby flushed from riverside willows, and c200 Teal, with three Wigeon. Sadly, I couldn't pick out a Garganey despite checking every white tail stripe. On to Rufforth where the gulls were showing well. Large numbers of Lesser Black-backs, mostly Graellsii, but a few blacker Intermedius, including one that got me going as a possible Fuscus, though I decided it was just a small female Intermedius. Three or four adult Yellow-legged Gulls present too. Smaller numbers of Great Black-backs and moderate numbers of Argenteus Herrings.

Hobby and the Wheldrake duck flock.

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