Wednesday 30 December 2009

Little Gulls and more winter movements

A cold north-east breeze with dense overcast sky set the scene for some movement today with a flock of 24 Golden Plover moving north , 19 Little Gull south west at 1330 followed by another 8 within less than an hour. Also a 2nd winter and a sub-adult Caspian Gull.
The Little Gulls were moving over at considerable height, just below the cloud line- at times disappearing into it. 27 in one day is a Beddington record (the previous highest day total was 23 on November 3rd 1997).
A nice little winters day. Teal are displaying on the lake and a noticeable increase in Great Black Backed Gull and also 'argentatus' Herring Gull.

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