Monday, 16 March 2009

White-winged Gulls in Leicestershire this year.

2nd Winter Kumlien's Gull at Shawell.

Another shot of the Kumlien's Gull.
1st winter Iceland Gull at Shawell Balancing Lake.
Another shots of the 1st winter Iceland Gull.

Over the last couple of months it has been a great winter for seeing and finding white winged gulls like Iceland Gull and Glaucous Gull.
As I normally recieved most of the local bird records for the fieldnotes in the LROS newsletter, it has been interesting reading over the last month or so.
Up to the present day so far at least ten Iceland Gulls, 1 Kumlien's Gull and maybe 3 different Glaucous Gulls have been recorded in Leicestershire?
With hopefully a couple of more weeks to check the local tips before most of the gulls disperse to there breeding grounds I would imagine a few more white-winged gulls maybe found?
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