Sunday, 16 January 2011

Slaty-backed Gull dip + Lifer

I will not go into details because I will just sicken myself but I dipped the Slaty-backed Gull on Saturday.

However the journey wasn't completely wasted as I saw 1-2 Caspian Gull. Superb birds and if seen well pretty distinctive:
- Very Albatross like stance and feel to them
- Long bodied and long winged
- Legs length often difficult to see from a distance
- Small head with a long (and I mean long) bill

All I want to do now is find a Durham Caspian Gull for my county list. So a good lifer, but sadly no "biggie". (SIGH) when we got back to the car 2 Ring-necked Parakeets flew over providing me with another year tick.

You watch it will get seen on Monday again.....

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