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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Leeshaw Reservoir. Yellow Legged Herring Gull.

             Taken at mega distance way across the water.
              Yellow Legged, centre bird

                                  Cormorant trying to hide it

                                              4th summer bird.

1530 hrs at Leeshaw reservoir with 50 % cloud cover and some sunshine.
Good to meet up with RP and BV up there who had already clocked the Yellow Legged Herring gull on the north shore and had also just had a juv Peregrine harassing the Lapwing flock which now stands at around 130.
                                Luckily the gulls hung around on the shore with 1 YL, 28 BHG and 11 LBBs though photos were out of range, some taken at 600 mm and some at 1200 mm.
A single Kestrel flew over followed later by 3 brief sightings of the juv brown Peregrine which stuck to the top ridge of the moor.
                                Continuing the wader movement most of the 35 Oystercatchers have moved on with only 3 present whilst 4 Curlews moved over very high and >NW.
Otherwise it was down to 2 Cormorant plus the usual sp.
BS

2 comments:

David Sutcliffe said...

Still not a lot of B H gulls about yet and it's time to look out for a Med Gull. Nice to get the YLG again Bri.

Brian Sumner . said...

BHGs are just starting to build up now at Leeshaw with a few singles at Fly Flatts which isnt a gull type reservoir.
5 or more YLs now around TMR , Leeshaw, Cullingworth fields and Redcar Tarn which KM has sussed out. Med and Caspians next.