Sunday, 18 February 2018

Dusk at the Ings

Headed back to Wheldrake Ings for the roost. An adult Yellow-legged Gull plus two Mediterranean Gulls (an adult and an advanced first winter) were the best. Surprisingly no Glaucous or Iceland Gulls came in by 5.15pm, although the numbers of large gulls was relatively low c300. The gull roost is spectacular currently, with c5,000 Common Gulls and c5,000 Black-headed Gulls making up the bulk. A Barn Owl on the way out of Wheldrake village at dusk,was nice to see.

 First-winter Med Gull (with dark eye mask)
 Adult Med Gull showing white primaries.

Gulls were flushed by an inflatable pink flamingo that dropped in just after 5pm. Randomly.

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