Sunday 5 February 2012

Poppy gulls

Quick look in the snow today at Poppleton, revealed the adult Iceland Gull with c300 large gulls. The flock was flushed by a pair of Buzzards and the Iceland Gull flew past at close range in gorgeous light, lit from underneath by the light reflecting off the snow. No sign of the Great Grey Shrike down at Copmanthorpe, though 6 Grey Partridges was notable. Moor Lane Pond was frozen, apart from a small patch which held the usual 50 Tufties.

The Iceland preening - far right of group.

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