Sunday, 3 April 2011

City Challenge update and a couple of colour-ringed Gulls!

Another update on the City challenge: I have added a few more ticks for the challenge in the form of 5+ Sand Martins, Blackcap and Willow Warbler at Watermead CP South over the last few days. Also I had another Peregrine sighting, but this time in the city centre flying over Gallowtree Gate! My City list is now on 80 species for the year.
Last Thursday I digiscoped a couple of Lesser black-backed Gulls at Shawell GPs and sent the info off to Pete Stewart of the Severn Estuary Gull group and he informed me that one of the gulls was from Norway and the other was a regular from the Severn estuary.
With the information of the colour-ringed gulls in the last few years it seems that there is definite correlation of gulls moving from Gloucestershire to Shawell and back again!
Coloured-ringed Gulls at Shawell GPs
Bird from Norway!

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