Sunday, 18 December 2011

Two-night Glaucous

All of the weekend birding involved being sat in a shed looking over D res at Tophill Low NR, East Yorkshire.

And the gull roost came up trumps with another Glaucous Gull, and it came in Saturday and Sunday. I believe only once before in Tophill's 50 year history has a big 'white-winger' appeared on consecutive nights!!!

Time for some bad pictures!

Record pics! I don't mind admitting I thought the bird was a first winter but these ones on the Tophill Low Blog, taken by Richard Hampshire, show the bird to have a pale iris and a pale tip to the bill (which to be honest wasn't that easy to pick up in the field in fading light) so it is a second winter. Don't mind my error and better to get it right.

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