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Sunday, August 19, 2012

Around the gull fields late p.m.

                                 Plenty gulls holding gulls
                                   Commons now plentiful



                                               Little Owl making an appearance.

A tour of the gull fields this evening found that several local fields are holding small gulls but big gulls are hard to find.
Starting off at Tracys Wheatear field all was quiet other than several corvids. Down Corporal Hill into Green Lane next finding that all the gulls in that area were in the low fields along Green Lane with gulls in every field but none in the original Corporal Hill field. The majority were BHGs with a few Commons amongst them.
Next  stop was Raggalds flood which had just about a dozen BHGs but in the bottom fields of Perseverance Rd up to 70 gulls were present, these being mainly Commons.
On to Ogden which was very quiet holding 14 BHGs and no LBBs at all. At one point a single gull came in and all the gulls went after it moving it on just as they did with the Terns the other day. It looked just like another BHG and when I got home photos proved thats all it was so why all the mobbing?
Nothing else of interest there other than the now resident f Tufted and the gulls this evening left to the east towards the Eccup gull roost.
BS

1 comment:

NigelK said...

Large female Sparrowhawk up NW from Russell Road about the time you completed this post.