Wednesday, 9 March 2011

This morning on the patch and Gulls from the weekend

Dad managed a few hours away from the desk on the patch this morning and got a couple of nice images featured below of a drake Goldeneye and a Treecreeper. Other bits of note recorded included - Wigeon (numerous), Goldeneye (12), Marsh Tit (6), Willow Tit (2) and a Lesser-spotted Woodpecker all from the hide.

I have also included a good record shot of a Glaucous Gull which we saw a few days ago at Sandbach Flashes. The bird was with an Iceland Gull as well which unfortunately would not pose out in the open and remained amongst the large congregation of mixed gulls whilst we were there.

With a trip to Ireland for 3 days this Sunday already planned, the news today of a drake White-winged Scoter in Kerry, certainly got everybody involved excited! Fingers crossed it sticks around, watch this space for a full trip report and pictures on Thursday next week!!



Glaucous Gull

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