GLAUCOUS GULL - 2ND WINTER ACORDING TO MY HELM GUIDE
BELOW TAKING FLIGHT FOR THE 2ND TIME
BELOW BLACK-HEADED GULLWhilst searching for the Glaucous I came across a single Sanderling which seemed to have signs of oil on its underside. It didn’t seem to hinder the bird as it preened, fed and flew without any signs of a problem.
ABOVE SANDERLING PREENING OIL PATCH, BELOW FEEDING
As I left a large flock of Twite (some ringed) fed near to the Weld Road car park, I estimated numbers of between 80 – 100 but have been corrected with a count of 122 by another birder who was there at the time.
PART OF THE LARGE FLOCK OF TWITE FEDING NEAR THE CAR PARK