Thursday, 4 February 2016

More Casps

After two fruitless days around Gateshead it was back down to Rufforth today to see some gulls. Another very successful trip with 18 Caspian Gull (13x 1st winter, 4x 2nd winter and an adult), 1 3rd winter Yellow-legged Gull, 2x 1st winter Glaucous Gull and a 2nd winter Iceland Gull.

In over 8 hours of gull watching we saw thousands of gulls and as well as the above there were several hybrids and oddities, including a 1st winter Viking Gull. New rules at the airfield mean the gulls are more distant, so even less scope for photos. I was chuffed with digging out the Yellow-legged Gull, my first ever 3rd winter.

2nd winter Caspian Gull
2nd winter Caspian Gull

2nd winter Caspian Gull

3rd winter Yellow-legged Gull (Dave Foster)

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