Friday, 4 November 2016

CASPIAN GULL present again this morning

This first-winter CASPIAN GULL has been visiting TYTTENHANGER MAIN PIT's gull roost very erratically since the third week of October but only today have I finally caught up with it, thanks to local birder Steve Blake. The bird was present for just over an hour (1040-1145) before it flew off Northeast. It is a very distinctive individual, with long legs and striking white head and neck, as well as a well-advanced area of grey scapulars and wing-coverts. A nice bird.

This juvenile female PEREGRINE has also been lingering at the pit for about a week, causing mayhem whenever she decides to hunt...

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