Brockholes Quarry 19th June 2009

Spent an hour or so down at Brockholes Quarry again last night. The usual 4 Carrion Crow were calling as walked the approach road and plenty of Swift and the odd Sand Martin graced the air above. On the main pit amongst the usual sightings were 1 Ringed Plover, 3 Curlew, a drake Teal and a Kestrel in search of food.

I also took these 2 photos with my mobile through my scope. I’m struggling with the ID of the gull amongst the Black Headed, I first thought an immature Little Gull but it has been suggested an immature Kittiwake. Any help would be appreciated either via a comment or email (further down the blog on the right).

1 comment:

Jonathan Scragg said...

I would say Little Gull because of the size and the time of year.
Have you seen the Red Backed Shrike yet?