Friday, 13 January 2017

13th January 2017

Weather; W/NW-8/9 , squally showers.

Following an overnight gale and a morning tide, Gulls were very much the order of the day. The Hoylake Gull roost held an impressive 3000 large Gulls, including many brutish looking Argentatus Herring Gulls, presumeably brought down by the advancing cold weather. At Dove Point Meols there was a feeding frenzy of approx 1000 Black headed Gulls. A Black heaaded Gull of this size had to hold something of interest and sure enough an adult winter Little Gull flew into view. Further East at the Lighthouse the flooded paddocks held an adult winter Mediterranean Gull and a storm driven Kittiwake. Further east again another Little Gull was picked up. This time a first winter was found dip feeding on the tide edge with the Black headed Gulls. So a nice day of assorted gull species but no sign of the hoped for Ross's. Yet !


!st winter Little Gull

Adult Med Gull


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