Sunday 4 February 2024

Doing the roost

I've been doing the Wheldrake Ings roost as much as possible recently. No white-wingers (Glaucous and Iceland) is a sign of the times, but there have been regular Caspian Gulls, with at least three different first-winters recorded. Mediterranean Gulls have been among the hordes of Common and Black-headeds too, with adult, first and second winters all seen recently. A couple of Lesser Black-backs have been around too, with up to 69 Great Black-backs and 300+ Herrings some nights. 

Adult Mediterranean Gull, 27th Jan

First-winter Lesser Black-backed Gull, 27th Jan

First-winter Caspian Gull, 2nd Feb

Two first-winter Caspian Gulls, 4th Feb

Second-winter Mediterranean Gull, 4th Feb

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