Saturday 19 February 2011

Birding in the rain part 2

A wet walk down to the Tower Hide at Wheldrake was worth the effort, with 15 Pink-footed Geese feeding on the grass with a huge Lapwing flock and c50 Golden Plover.
In the early part of the gull roost, a first-winter Mediterranean Gull dropped in and proceeded to show well sitting on submerged fence posts. Nothing much else in the roost apart from three Lesser Black-backs and one adult Yellow-legged Gull. Just before leaving I turned my attention to the 20 or so large gulls that had dropped in unseen on to the grass, and to my surprise a first-winter Iceland Gull was sitting with them.

Med Gull

Iceland Gull

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