Saturday, 11 February 2012

Ice Land

The cold spell continues with most of the open water frozen and settled snow. There have been up to 4 Iceland and 1 Kumlien's Gull on the farm in the last couple days. Also the thrushes were on the move this morning with over 750 Fieldfare and 200+ Redwing heading southish.

First-winter Iceland Gull

First-winter Iceland Gull

Second-winter Herring Gull showing a rather marbled tail and covert pattern- perhaps a 'Northern' influence.

Caspian-type Gull- showing several features of Caspian Gull. A more typical bird Caspian Gull was also seen today.

Adult Common Gull, seems to be a few more around including the odd darker mantled bird

Gulls on the lake ('obs' in background)

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