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Friday, June 9, 2017

Leeshaw res and another Yellow Legged Herring gull

                      Young Curlew on walk about

Seemed to have got itself lost walking along the road

                                 Oystercatcher count up to 9 + 1 chick
                                  Out of range but Herring on the right,
                                                        YL Herring on the left.


1530 hrs Leeshaw reservoir in sunshine and a brisk SW>4-5.
                                                  With several gulls on the far shore but towards the western end a scope through them produced 15 Lesser Black Backed, 1 2nd year Herring gull and 1 2nd year Yellow Legged Herring gull, the latter being a different bird to the last Yellow Legged, this one not having leg rings.  The last bird with a blue leg ring was ringed in Denmark but no area or dates as too distant to read numbers. Hopefully the Yellow Legged gull which visits Leeshaw each year June/ July will appear soon and by now should be near full adult plumage.
                                                                  As I arrived a young Curlew was running up and down the roadside looking very lost but eventually it got back into a field where the adult bird was calling.
Two Oystercatchers were very noisy protecting a chick with the Oystercatcher count of adult birds up to 9. Four Black Headed gulls were harassing the Lapwings which were having a full time job looking after their chicks.
Otherwise it was down to the usual species but once again a profitable visit.
Nice to bump into RP and have a chat by the reservoir.

1 Yellow Legged Herring gull
1 Herring Gull
15 Lesser Black backed
4 Black Headed
9 Oystercatcher + 1 Chick
2 Redshank
1 LRP
1 juv Curlew
1 Cormorant
4 Stock Dove
+ usual sp.
BS

1 comment:

David Sutcliffe said...

Well done with the YLG's Bri.