Saturday, 20 March 2010

Mew Gull again and 100 in the Soar Valley challenge!




Here is more shots of the "probable" Mew Gull I watched again with Allen Pocock, Richard Lowe,and from Cumbria Tristan Reid(http://www.binocularface.co.uk/) yesterday.
Commenting about the gull I know believe this bird is probably a Mew Gull but "Heinei"(Siberian Common Gull) may not be ruled out?
One thing I do believe is that it's not a retarded plumaged European Common Gull (Larus canus)!!
Any way if you are interesting in Gulls I would suggest you go and see this bird as you will very surprised what it looks like, how it acts and just the general jizz of this bird and that includes supposed gull experts from Rutland and Norfolk!!

Changing the subject slightly over the last couple of days I finally hit the magic target of 100 species in the Soar Valley Challenge. This came in the form of one Sand Martin over the Sand Martin bank at Watermead CP North and a nice looking male Scaup on the Key Lakes at Watermead CP Birstall. So just under 40 species to go for the target and as I'm on annual leave again next week I expect some more species for the list?!
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