Sunday, 13 February 2011

Iceland delight

A bit of a dull February day. Certainly not my favourite time to be out birding. Headed out to Tophill Low NR again not expecting much of interest. Spend 3 hours looking over D res through the gulls which dropped in during the afternoon.

Highlight of the Larid watching was a 1st/2nd winter Iceland Gull which appeared on the res at 4.55pm. Despite the poor light, the bird was pretty obvious amongst the 8000 or so gulls and was still present when the light went at 5.25pm. How long will we have to wait for the next one?

Other than the regular gulls, a Lesser Black-backed popped in a few times and was still present at dusk while a couple of Goosander roosted.

Click on Tophill Low for the latest round up of sightings from Richard the Warden.

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