Sunday 22 January 2012

An ill wind doth blow

Well, it is pretty ill when it is blowing off a landfill site straight in your face. Spent an hour freezing to death and watching gulls on Harewood Whin landfill site at Rufforth. Highlight was the adult Iceland Gull that dropped in for less than a minute before vanishing. A probable first winter Yellow-legged Gull was seen before it too disappeared by walking out of sight. Also present was a Herring Gull with a lot of white in the coverts (top photo). The gulls were very skittish and together with Russ, we gave up and headed for Poppleton, but sadly viewing here was impossible due to light and the fact all the gulls were facing us and alseep. Earlier, 50 Tufted Ducks on Moor Lane Pond and 3 Teal.

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