WELCOME TO ( WEST YORKSHIRE BIRDING )
KEEPING BIRDING LOCAL.

BLOG UPDATED DAILY AROUND 2000 HRS.

ANY COMMENTS, QUERIES, INPUT ETC WILL BE WELCOME AND CAN BE SENT DIRECT TO THE COMMENT BOX OR
E MAIL AT THE ADDRESS BELOW, ALTERNATIVELY
TEXT OR WHATSAPP. 07771 705024.

CLICK ON PHOTOS TO ENLARGE THEM.

E MAIL ADDRESS :-
Briansumner51@hotmail.com


Monday, November 12, 2012

Foxhill gulls


                                Common gulls through the mist


                                        This oddball Common in summer plumage turned up
                          and was much smaller than the others.



A bright red sunrise closely followed by drizzle turning to rain followed by fog.
Birds were active first thing with c60 Common gulls in Foxhill park and 20 + BHGs but by lunchtime only 2 BHGs and 7 Commons were left including 1 much smaller Common still in summer plumage, a real odd looking specimen.
Good to hear from NK that yesterdays Teal and Wigeon were still present on the Raggalds flood, not the best day for Nigel to be trudging Soil Hill but thats dedication for you.
BS

3 comments:

NigelK said...

If you got a few spare months, consider Mew Gull and look at this link
http://www.surfbirds.com/ID%20Articles/alfreymewgull0406/alfreymew0406.html
Also refer to the Gull Research link on my blog for really detailed differences between Larus Canus ...

Brian Sumner . said...

Thanks Nigel , will check it out asap.

DJSutcliffe said...

Unusual still in s p at this time of year and much smaller !!Not sure where to go with that one Bri.