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Tuesday, 3 February 2009

2-02-09 First Seawatch Glaucous or Iceland

Glaucous or Iceland Gull

The snow was not as heavy as I thought it would be , had a not too early run to Seaton Sluice for the first seawatch of the year , I nearly turned back along the coast road as it was just a white out but at the sluice hardly anything, visibility was great a few Fulmar around but as they where going north and south I presume they where of local origin, Kittiwakes , a couple of divers, and some Scoter on the sea which held a Velvet Scoter seen as they flew to resite, a couple of Gannets new for the tick list as was most seen that morning, MH & TC had left when this gull flew over what do you think of the first pic, Glaucous or Iceland.

Glaucous ,Iceland Gull,Snipe, Jack Snipe, Willow, Blue, Great,Long Tailed Tit, Barn Owl, Scaup, Red Breasted Merganser,Goosander, Teal ,Wigeon, Tufted, Mallard, Shoveller,Gadwall,Shellduck Goldeneye, Eider,Pinkfeet , Greylag ,Canada, Stonechat, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Heron, Oystercatcher, Dunlin, Redshank, Sanderling,Bar Tailed Godwit, Grey Plover Mute Swan, Shellduck, Black- Headed , Common , Herring Gull ,Curlew, Goldfinch, Chaffinch, Coot, Purple Sandpiper,Grey Partridge, Water Pipit, Mediterranean Gull, Sanderling, Dunlin, Turnstone, Brent , Redshank, Rock Pipit, Waxwing (s), Kittiwake, Tree Sparrow, Bullfinch , Raven, Dipper, Bean Goose,Woodcock, .....................................101 for January

Gannet, Fulmar, Guillimot, C Scoter,Velvet S, RTD,

Pic 2 a little more revealed

A Glaucous Gull in it's first calender year or................. 1st Winter

Early afternoon and it was ok weather wise so I went back down to the harbour hoping for a diver or two , but actually very little around MHS came along a we had a look for the Icelands but no luck, it was not long after he left that it dropped in

Smart or what !!!!!!!


Stewart said...

Its barrel chest in pic one looked Glauc to me Brian....nice one.

Brian said...

Have to agree that is what I first thought but glad I got a better shot to onfirm.