Monday, October 16, 2006

Some Gulls...

Whilst doing one of the Winter Plover Survey tetrads at Boulmer ( a week late ) Rob and myself found an adult winter Mediterranean Gull and an adult Yellow legged Gull, well, it was a gull with yellow legs anyway. I got some shots of primary details etc to aid identification and emailed birders more knoweledgable than myself for advice.
Yellow legged Gulls are rare birds in Northumberland. I've had more Radde's Warblers in the county than YLG's!
Also here at the North End were 1 male Wheatear, 1 Chiffchaff, 20 Goldfinches, 2 Dark bellied Brents, 150+ Wigeon and a juvenile Red throated Diver.

Adult Med Gull above.

Yellow legged Gull ( michahellis) above.

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