Sunday 3 February 2013

Med Gull NDC

A couple of hours down at a very flooded North Duffield Carrs revealed a dapper first winter Med Gull among the hundreds of Black-headed Gulls gathering to roost. Andy W turned up 30 seconds after it had flown out of sight, but fortunately having changed position it was visible among the roosting gulls on the floodbank.

Not much else about, save 225 Pochards which was a good count. 8 Golden Plover, 5 Ruff and c25 Dunlin were present though finding little land to sit on. One Buzzard and a cruise-through Sparrowhawk noted.

First-winter Mediterranean Gull (videograb). Hardly big news, but surprisingly scarce round here.

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