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Tuesday, 5 February 2008

LInton Glaucous Gulls





Northumbrian Birding
Saturday 2nd of February checked out QEII lake for gulls never had a Med here yet but always have a look, most of the duck seem to favour the far end ,but the paths are a favourite for those minibikes so I only check it out now and again,I predict the next Ring-billed Gull will be on here,
as I drove towards Linton a field on the left held at least 1500 Pinkfeet but when I pulled in and carefully looked over the gate not a single one could be seen as they where just over a small rise which is just visible in the photo they had moved nearer the gate on my return.
I had not intended to spend the day at Linton but the gulls just kept coming in with eventually three Glaucous Gulls showing up
Believe it or not there are 1500+ Pinkfeet in this field but they are just over the dip and not a single one showing


Colour ringed 1st year Great Black Backed just can't make it out
1st year a much smaller bird
And this one much larger with pale eyelashes!!!!!!
And the 2nd/3rd Winter now thinking it's a 2nd not enough grey and no colour to the bill
The same bird in better light



2 comments:

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Brian said...

Thanks for that.
Brian