Sunday, April 15, 2007


Adult summer Little Gull (digiscope)
Once more, champion local patcher and bird-finder josh Jones comes up with the goods. This time he found an adult Little Gull with a nearly complete hood (just a bit speckly), but with lovely dark underwings and pristine pale upper wings. It was at Baston & Langtoft pits, on the 'Corner Pit' when I saw it just before 3pm (15.4.07). The dark underwings almost gave the illusion of black in the wing for a mo while it was at rest, but when it rose up off the water, to carry on catching insects with the Black-headed Gulls, it showed its fully-adult wings.

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