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Thursday, August 4, 2022

Ogden saves the day. Yellow Legged Herring gull.

 

OGDEN                                Adult Yellow Legged Herring gull , michahellis.




                                                Herring gulls, argenteus.  RH bird 3rd cycle.
                                                Herring and LBB
                                    1 of 5 Cormorant with Herring
                                                 Herring and Black Headed

                                        YL Herring  centre behind LBB





A cool windy morning at Fly Flatts with a moderate W>4 bringing light showers at 12 degrees with broken dark cloud and some sun. Visibility was good.
                An exceptionally quiet morning with a walk the length of the west bank and a full scope around the shoreline finding just a single Common Sandpiper on the east bank.
A good overnight fall of Wheatear with a minimum count of 18 on the south bank all slowly ground hopping through, otherwise it was just down to the usual species.
               Luckily a late afternoon gull check at Ogden saved the day with a single adult Yellow Legged Herring gull present among the gulls on the east bank. Around 100 Black Headed, 80 LBB and 16 Herring gulls present but no Commons which are late arriving back this year.
                  A single Curlew headed >W whilst 3 Oystercatchers and a Common Sandpiper were on the shore. A Gt Crested Grebe was on the water along with 5 f Tufted duck.
                 Yellow Legged Herring seem to be getting more common each year or possibly the fact that birders are more aware of them now so tend to look for them more. I,ve had  6 so far this year.
BS