Sunday, 13 December 2009

CASPIAN GULL again in Amwell roost

Probably the same CASPIAN GULL as two weeks ago was present at Amwell from about 3:15 pm (found by Barry Reed). At first it was quite close to the Gladwin hide (sitting on a submerged branch), but unfortunately it flew off into the group before I got a chance to take a picture. It flew towards the viewpoint at about 4:10 and swam around in the twilight until we all left (at 4:22).A drake Merganser, quite a few Yellow-legged Gulls in a range of plumages and the Bittern provided distraction. Eight people saw the Caspian Gull – the news was disseminated immediately but only one twitcher (Amwell regular Jim) turned up (Jan Hein).

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