Saturday 5 February 2011

Whitewing #2

The heavy rain seemed not to have arrived as predicted, so I headed down to Wheldrake to do the gull roost. It has been difficult getting my eye back in with gulls having missed the last two winters in gull-sparse east Norfolk. Plus, there are few Lesser Black-backs round here and all the Herrings seem to be Argentatus. The views were good tonight, though the light was dreary. Two Egyptian Geese were among the hordes of Teal, Wigeon and Pintail, plus two Shelduck, a Black Swan and several Goldeneye. Four Dunlin were among c50 Golden Plover and c15 Ruff. Highlights of the roost were a close third calendar year Iceland Gull and an adult Yellow-legged Gull.

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