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Saturday, August 2, 2014

Ogden, p.m. visit

                                                           Juv LBB gull

                                    Juvenile B H gull
                                Younger juv BH gull

                          Adult BH gull moulting hood
                                             Adult LBB gull

                                   Ample Shoreline

Once again today the clock beat me so just time for a late afternoon trip to Ogden after the torrential rain showers.
Things looked poor till I firstly picked up a juv LBB on the shoreline in with the Black Headed gulls, followed by an adult LBB gull further along the shore with another 2 out on the water.
The Black Headed gulls , which are taken for granted and overlooked , are worth a study at this time of year with a wide range of different ageing plumage.
On near passerine alley a BH gull was noisily mobbing a wader at the edge of the water which turned out to be a Common Sandpiper but try as I may I could not get a shot of it as it kept mobile up and down the shoreline always part hidden with the high edges and trees.
Bags of shoreline so hopefully something else will be dropping in over the weekend.
BS

2 comments:

Bradshaw Rambler said...

Some beautiful plumage there Bri. (to quote Monty Python) the BHG colours are great ... and the common sand .. good do.
John

Dave Sutcliffe said...

Plenty shoreline all over the place now but when will they arrive - some heavy showers could help