Monday, July 05, 2010

Oxenhope.... international gullport!! 05-07-2010

Yellow legged Gull.... just before lift off!... (c) 2010

Yellow legged Gull... with L.f. graellsii... (c) 2010

A dark end bird... probably L.f. intermedius with L.f. graellsii... (c) 2010

WNW F4, 17degC, 65km, 2/8, QNH 1022 rising
1845 - 2130hr
A good find breezy sunny day.
Another good throughput of gulls with the obvious international traffic really kicking in!!...birds touching down and taking off all of the time. Yellow legged Gulls and L.f intermedius stealing the show! all moved quickly on NW. Curlew still about in the fields in big numbers and the first birds to enter the roost came in early tonight. An ad and juv Dunlin were noted on the shore.
Moving birds:
LBB Gull 355
BH Gull 31
Common Gull 1
Herring Gull 1
Yellow legged Gull 2
L.f. intermedius 4
Dunlin 2
Oystercatcher 1
Curlew 61